Real Time Control of a WheelChair based on EMG and Kinect for the Disabled People

Kucukyildiz G., OCAK H. , Sayli O., KARAKAYA S.

Medical Technologies National Conference (TIPTEKNO), Bodrum, Turkey, 15 - 18 October 2015 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Bodrum
  • Country: Turkey


In this study, EMG based control of a wheelchair was explored. A high power motor control card was designed and installed on wheelchair. Real time EMG data was processed in MATLAB. Kinect sensor was mounted on wheelchair to provide safe navigation to the system. Depth frames which were captured from Kinect, were processed by the developed image processing algorithm in order to avoid possible collisions. It was observed that, one can easily control the developed system.