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|Title alternative ||:||Development of a Stick-type Tongue Operated Remote Controller for Seriously Disabled People.|
|Authors ||:||酒井, 淳一|
|Issue Date ||:||Dec-2012 |
|Journal Title ||:||新潟工科大学研究紀要|
|Start Page ||:||1|
|End Page ||:||6|
|Abstract ||:||We have tried to develop Integrated Tongue Operation Assistive System; "I-to-AS". The "I-to-AS" is an assistive control system to operate a powered wheelchair, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices and some other environment control devices, for seriously disability people such as who have cervical cord injury or ALS. This system consists of a mouthpiece-type remote controller that was operated by pressing switches for moving direction. But some users can't operate this mouthpiece-type remote controller by their tongue function. To increase the number of users, we develop a stick type mouthpiece remote controller.To investigate the maneuverability of the stick type mouthpiece remote controller, 8 able-bodied candidates drove a PWC on the prescribed course by using the stick type mouthpiece remote controller. The driving time of operated by tongue and by fingers were compared. The driving time by tongue was about 25% increasing against finger's condition. These results suggest the possibility that this system would be effective as an assistive tool for severely disabled people.|
|Keywords ||:||Assistive Technology|
Cervical Cord Injury
|Type Local ||:||Departmental Bulletin Paper|
|Appears in Collections||:||01 新潟工科大学研究紀要 = Bulletin of Niigata Institute of Technology|
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