Feedback Control and Simulation of a Wheelchair

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J. B. Shung, M. Tomizuka, D. M. Auslander, G. Stout

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 105(2), 96-100 (Jun 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3149651 History: Received April 14, 1983; Online July 21, 2009


This paper presents a wheelchair velocity feedback controller intended to reduce the control demands on a wheelchair driver in outdoor driving and in low speed maneuvering. A dynamic model of a wheelchair and its motor control circuitry is used in the controller design. A computer simulation study is conducted for the controller. The results indicate that the velocity feedback controller should make the chair easier to drive under varying road conditions.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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