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Gesture and Joystick Controlled Multipurpose Automated Wheelchair


  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vijayawada - 520008, Andhra Pradesh, India


Objective: The main objective of this paper is to explore the importance of advanced wheelchair which can substitute a better service for the physically challenged. According to livable hood, it is estimated that 10, 000, 0000 people are in the dire need of a wheel chair and it is also estimated that 156 developing countries are in need of it. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The automated wheelchair has a creative design with an ultrasonic sensor and a joystick controlled facility. It further includes a gesture controlled system for the comfort of individuals. This analytic method tries to focus on the importance of the advanced wheelchair in the 21st century. Finding: The ultrasonic sensor detects the objects and measures the distance. The MEMS based accelerometer ADXL335 sensor gives reading based on the change in the acceleration due to gravity analyzing. For achieving all the above actions, we are using Arduino MEGA2560 development board since it is easy to use with above mentioned modules and also the program. Applications/improvements: This paper tries to explore the highlights of creative joystick and gesture controlled wheelchair which can make the life of individual comfortable and happy.


Accelerometer ADXL335, Arduino MEGA (2560), Gesture System, Ultrasonic Sensor, Wheel Chair

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