0
research-article

A Human Centred Design of Electric Wheelchair Controller with Dual Control Access for Both Drivers of Disabled People and Caregiver

[+] Author and Article Information
Kuang Ma

Otago Polytechnic 100 ANZAC Ave, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
makuang@mac.com

Tom Ziming Qi

Otago Polytechnic 100 ANZAC Ave, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
tqi@op.ac.nz

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4034742 History: Received January 26, 2016; Revised August 18, 2016

Abstract

This paper presents a design process of a novel electric wheelchair controller to enable a dual control access for both the users in the wheelchair and their caregiver. This design applied human centred design frameworks, processes and tools: Kumar's seven modes of the design innovation process, and IDEO design method cards. After such design process, a design of dual control access controller of an electric wheelchair is established. A real size prototype has been built to proof the design concept; and in further, the method of control switching between people in and behind the wheelchair has been optimised with the established prototype.

Copyright (c) 2016 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In