Intelligent Wheelchair Using Visual Information from the Human Face
With the increase in the number of senior citizens, there has been a growing demand for human-friendly wheelchairs as mobility aids. This paper proposes the concept of an intelligent wheelchair to meet this need. Human intentions appear most on his/her face. Thus, our experimental system observes the human face, computing the direction of the face. As the first step toward the intelligent wheelchair, we have performed experiments on controlling the system's motion according to the direction of the face.
Intention Understanding, Face Direction, Power Wheelchair, Human Interface
Y. Adachi, Y. Kuno, N. Shimada, and Y. Shirai :
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