DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF FUZZY LOGIC OPERATED MICROCONTROLLER BASED SMART MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR
Moslehi, Hamid Reza
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Independent mobility is critical to quality of life for people of all ages, and impaired mobility leaves one with both physical and mental disadvantages. Unfortunately, there are some individuals unable to operate an electric wheelchair due to physical, perceptual, or cognitive deficits. The prime objective of this research was to develop a prototype system which can provide mobility assistant to individuals who would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to operate a power wheelchair. To accomplish this goal, a prototype system consisting of several components including an embedded microcontroller and multiple sensors has been designed which can be added to a standard power wheelchair and make it smart. The control system algorithm designed for this prototype model is based on the fuzzy logic control theory and its main purpose is to augment the user ability to navigate the wheelchair and will provide a safe and comfortable journey to the user.