Using virtual reality to experience different powered wheelchair configurations

Day, Thomas and Headleand, Christopher and Pop, Serban and John, Nigel and Dobson, William (2017) Using virtual reality to experience different powered wheelchair configurations. In: International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW), 20 - 22 September 2017, Chester, UK.

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This paper presents recent additions to our Wheelchair-VR application, in particular the use of different drive configurations. We have previously shown that Wheelchair-VR can be used to improve driving skills. Here we consider the utility of the application in allowing users who are in the process of purchasing or upgrading a wheelchair to experience different configurations and options in a cost-effective virtual environment. A preliminary study is presented, which suggests that this approach can be effective.

Keywords:Powered Wheelchair, wheelchair, Virtual Reality
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:30417
Deposited On:19 Jan 2018 14:53

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