Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 30, Pages: 1-5
K. Bhanu Prakash Reddy* and K. Kiran Kumar
Objective: To develop a smart wheelchair for blind and disabled persons. Methods and Analysis: The wheelchairs being used patients are not user friendly. In modern days, it is difficult for a person to attend a patient throughout the day. The proposed wheelchair can be self-manoeuvred easily by the patient using hand or head gestures. Apart from it, the wheelchair is aided by a voice guided indoor positioning system. Findings: We incorporated an IOT service device so that the status of the patient is regularly updated on a web server. This smart wheelchair is connected to the cell-phone of the guardian as well as the social media profile of the patient so that the patient can get help as soon as there’s a mishap. Improvement: The wheelchair has ability to detect obstacles across the path of the patient and it can divert its path from the obstacle so as to avoid collision.
Keywords: Gesture Control, Internet of Things, Indoor Positioning, Obstacle Avoidance, Voice Guidance
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