Riding comfort improvement by considering passenger's behavior suppression on powered wheelchairs

Jyun Huang*, Hsin Han Chiang, Tsu Tian Lee, Kuang Yang Kou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper presents a velocity driving control system of a powered wheelchair for considering the riding comfort in terms of sway suppression of the passenger. This control system aims to provide comfortable ride during the velocity control of wheelchair. To this end, a passenger model which consists of passenger's physical frame and seating condition is firstly derived for designing the comfort driving pattern. Through fuzzy modeling of the passenger's posture behavior, the design problem is converted into a passenger's sway minimization problem such that the optimal fuzzy control methodology via linear matrix inequality (LMI) can be utilized to design the optimal pattern of driving acceleration. The simulation results and experimental evaluation demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2012 International Conference on System Science and Engineering, ICSSE 2012
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages131-136
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467309455
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 International Conference on System Science and Engineering, ICSSE 2012 - Dalian, Liaoning, China
Duration: 2012 Jun 302012 Jul 2

Publication series

NameProceedings 2012 International Conference on System Science and Engineering, ICSSE 2012

Other

Other2012 International Conference on System Science and Engineering, ICSSE 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityDalian, Liaoning
Period2012/06/302012/07/02

Keywords

  • Riding comfort
  • fuzzy control
  • optimization
  • powered wheelchair control
  • velocity control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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