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Is the collaborative wheelchair adapted to cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury subjects?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19163076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The collaborative wheelchair assistant (CWA) provides guidance along software-defined paths while the user is in charge of the speed control, including start and stop. Three patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and two with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), who had been ruled out for independent mobility, performed experiments with the CWA. While initially no subject was able to move independently, all subjects learned to drive with the CWA in a few sessions. Two subjects became able to drive a normal powered wheelchair. The other three could use the mobility provided by the CWA, while two of them could also use the tools to modify the guide paths. This suggests that the CWA is useful for a range of people with different disabilities.
Authors:
Qiang Zeng; Chee Leong Teo; Etienne Burdet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  2008     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-16     Completed Date:  2009-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1965-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Brain Injuries / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Cerebral Palsy / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Female
Humans
Male
Man-Machine Systems*
Middle Aged
Motor Skills
Robotics / instrumentation*
User-Computer Interface
Wheelchairs*

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