Towards a Brain-Controlled Wheelchair Prototype

Naisan Yazdani, Fatemeh Khazab, Sean Fitzgibbon, Martin Luerssen, David Powers, Christopher Clark

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    In this project, a design for a non-invasive, EEG-based brain-controlled wheelchair has been developed for use by completely paralyzed patients. The proposed design includes a novel approach for selecting optimal electrode positions, a series of signal processing algorithms and an interface to a powered wheelchair. In addition, a 3D virtual environment has been implemented for training, evaluating and testing the system prior to establishing the wheelchair interface. Simulation of a virtual scenario replicating the real world gives subjects an opportunity to become familiar with operating the device prior to engaging the wheelchair.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventHCI 2010: British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction -
    Duration: 2 Sept 2010 → …


    ConferenceHCI 2010: British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
    Period2/09/10 → …


    • Assistive technology
    • Brain-computer interface
    • Electroencephalogram
    • Wheelchair control


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