User directional intention recognition of an omnidirectional walking support walker

Yinlai Jiang, Kenji Ishida, Shuoyu Wang, Takeshi Ando, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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    Abstract

    An omnidirectional walking support walker (ODW) is being developed. In order to provide walking support according to the user directional intention, we propose a method to recognize the user directional intention from forearm pressures. The pressures between forearms and the ODW are measured by 4 force sensors embedded in the ODW's armrest. The relationship between forearm pressure and user directional intention was extracted as fuzzy rules and an algorithm was proposed for directional intention identification based on the distance type fuzzy reasoning method. We conducted a path tracking experiment with the proposed method. The results showed that the method was applicable to the ODW's direction control in walking support.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2011
    Pages1291-1296
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2011 - Beijing
    Duration: 2011 Aug 72011 Aug 10

    Other

    Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2011
    CityBeijing
    Period11/8/711/8/10

    Keywords

    • directional intention recognition
    • distance-type fuzzy reasoning method
    • forearm pressure
    • omnidirectional walker
    • walking support

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Jiang, Y., Ishida, K., Wang, S., Ando, T., & Fujie, M. G. (2011). User directional intention recognition of an omnidirectional walking support walker. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2011 (pp. 1291-1296). [5985848] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2011.5985848