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A Human-Centered Design of Electric Wheelchair Controller With Dual Control Access for Both Drivers of Disabled People and Caregiver

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Kuang Ma

School of Design,
Otago Polytechnic,
100 ANZAC Avenue,
Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
e-mail: makuang@mac.com

Ziming Qi

Centre for Research, Engineering and Design,
Otago Polytechnic,
100 ANZAC Avenue,
Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
e-mail: tqi@op.ac.nz

Contributed by the Design Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received January 26, 2016; final manuscript received August 18, 2016; published online February 16, 2017. Assoc. Editor: Charlie C.L. Wang.

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 17(3), 031005 (Feb 16, 2017) (4 pages) Paper No: JCISE-16-1042; doi: 10.1115/1.4034742 History: Received January 26, 2016; Revised August 18, 2016

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 caregivers. This design applied human-centered design frameworks, processes, and tools: Kumar's seven modes of the design innovation process and IDEO, Palo Alto, CA, 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 prove the design concept; and further, the method of control switching between people in and behind the wheelchair has been optimized with the established prototype.

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Kumar's seven modes of the design innovation process

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IDEO method cards to support the research

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Context profile base on stage of recovery

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Users' needs mapping base on stage of recovery

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Electrical wheelchair prototype with dual control access

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