Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 9, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-3
S. Sathish* , K. Nithyakalyani, S. Vinurajkumar, C. Vijayalakshmi and J. Sivaraman
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vel Tech Multitech, Chennai - 600062, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected], rajkumar.[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
*Author For Correspondence
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vel Tech Multitech, Chennai - 600062, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Aim: In recent years, physically challenged people faces more constraint in day to-day movements. In this work, an EMG based hands-free control system for a wheelchair is proposed. Methods: Trapezium EMG signals are acquired, analyzed and then processed into a controlled movements (forward, left, right, etc.) using an embedded circuits for the wheelchair. Results: The system allows the patient to choose a smooth independent movement in the control state or non-control state. The movements depend upon the strength of the EMG signals acquired. Conclusion: The entire system consists of EMG electrodes, a microcontroller and a DC motor for the operation of the wheelchair. The control system is incorporated with muscle processing circuits which give an independent and safe movement to the paraplegic patients.
Keywords: EMG, Microcontrollers, Trapezium Muscle, Wheelchair
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