Using virtual reality to experience different powered wheelchair configurations

Day, Thomas, Headleand, Christopher, Pop, Serban , 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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Deposited On:19 Jan 2018 14:53

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