Equipping an Automated Wheelchair with an Infrared Encoder Wheel Odometer
Smart wheelchairs are designed to be operated by people who are unable to use traditional control systems. Instead, they are equipped with a combination of automated functionality and steering mechanisms specialized to meet an individual's needs. One feature common to the automated capabilities of smart wheelchairs is the tracking system. The wheelchair's microcontroller needs to know how far the chair has travelled, its speed, and the rotational direction of its wheels in order to successfully navigate through an environment. The purpose of this research was to develop an odometer to track the ...
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