A cost-effective virtual environment for simulating and training powered wheelchairs manoeuvres

Headleand, Chris and Day, Thomas and Pop, Serban and Ritsos, Panagiotis and John, Nigel (2016) A cost-effective virtual environment for simulating and training powered wheelchairs manoeuvres. In: MMVR 22, 7 - 9 April 2016, Los Angeles.

Documents
Headleand-et-al-MMVR2015.pdf
[img]
[Download]
[img]
Preview
PDF
Headleand-et-al-MMVR2015.pdf - Whole Document

2MB
Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

Control of a powered wheelchair is often not intuitive, making training
of new users a challenging and sometimes hazardous task. Collisions, due to a lack
of experience can result in injury for the user and other individuals. By conducting
training activities in virtual reality (VR), we can potentially improve driving skills
whilst avoiding the risks inherent to the real world. However, until recently VR
technology has been expensive and limited the commercial feasibility of a general
training solution. We describe Wheelchair-Rift, a cost effective prototype simulator
that makes use of the Oculus Rift head mounted display and the Leap Motion hand
tracking device. It has been assessed for face validity by a panel of experts from a
local Posture and Mobility Service. Initial results augur well for our cost-effective
training solution

Keywords:Powered Wheelchair, Virtual Reality, Leap Motion, Oculus Rift
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
Related URLs:
ID Code:30292
Deposited On:19 Jan 2018 14:45

Repository Staff Only: item control page