A virtual reality wheelchair driving simulator for use with a brain-computer interface

Bartlomiej Grychtol, Heba Lakany, Bernard A. Conway

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Abstract

For patients with extensive paralysis, autonomous control of an electric powered wheelchair (EPW) is very difficult. Recent developments in brain-computer interfaces (BCI) suggest that BCI systems could provide an effective strategy for wheelchair control. Our goal is to build a BCI-controlled EPW to provide paralysed subjects with a means of autonomous mobility. This requires a safe testbed on which trials and user training are conducted. This paper presents an extendible virtual environment simulator of an EPW to fulfil that purpose. It combines the features of simulators used in robotics with those built for training and evaluation of prospective wheelchair users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
EditorsChristopher J. James, Charmaine Demanuele, Aida Jiminez-Gonzalez
Place of Publication[Oxford]
PublisherIEEE UKRI EMBS
Pages67-68
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2009
EventThe 5th UK & RI Postgraduate Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jul 200914 Jul 2009
Conference number: 5th

Conference

ConferenceThe 5th UK & RI Postgraduate Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period12/07/0914/07/09

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Brain computer interface
Wheelchairs
Virtual reality
Simulators
Testbeds
Robotics

Keywords

  • autonomous control
  • electric powered wheelchair
  • robotics

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Grychtol, B., Lakany, H., & Conway, B. A. (2009). A virtual reality wheelchair driving simulator for use with a brain-computer interface. In C. J. James, C. Demanuele, & A. Jiminez-Gonzalez (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (pp. 67-68). [Oxford]: IEEE UKRI EMBS.
Grychtol, Bartlomiej ; Lakany, Heba ; Conway, Bernard A. / A virtual reality wheelchair driving simulator for use with a brain-computer interface. Proceedings of the 5th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics . editor / Christopher J. James ; Charmaine Demanuele ; Aida Jiminez-Gonzalez. [Oxford] : IEEE UKRI EMBS, 2009. pp. 67-68
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Grychtol, B, Lakany, H & Conway, BA 2009, A virtual reality wheelchair driving simulator for use with a brain-computer interface. in CJ James, C Demanuele & A Jiminez-Gonzalez (eds), Proceedings of the 5th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics . IEEE UKRI EMBS, [Oxford], pp. 67-68, The 5th UK & RI Postgraduate Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Oxford, United Kingdom, 12/07/09.

A virtual reality wheelchair driving simulator for use with a brain-computer interface. / Grychtol, Bartlomiej; Lakany, Heba; Conway, Bernard A.

Proceedings of the 5th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics . ed. / Christopher J. James; Charmaine Demanuele; Aida Jiminez-Gonzalez. [Oxford] : IEEE UKRI EMBS, 2009. p. 67-68.

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Grychtol B, Lakany H, Conway BA. A virtual reality wheelchair driving simulator for use with a brain-computer interface. In James CJ, Demanuele C, Jiminez-Gonzalez A, editors, Proceedings of the 5th UKRI PG Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics . [Oxford]: IEEE UKRI EMBS. 2009. p. 67-68