A Cost-Effective Virtual Environment for Simulating and Training Powered Wheelchairs Manoeuvres

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/592574
Title:
A Cost-Effective Virtual Environment for Simulating and Training Powered Wheelchairs Manoeuvres
Authors:
Headleand, Christopher J.; Day, Thomas; Pop, Serban R.; Ritsos, Panagiotis D.; John, Nigel W.
Abstract:
Control of a powered wheelchair is often not intuitive, making training of new users a challenging and sometimes hazardous task. Collisions, due to a lack of experience can result in injury for the user and other individuals. By conducting training activities in virtual reality (VR), we can potentially improve driving skills whilst avoiding the risks inherent to the real world. However, until recently VR technology has been expensive and limited the commercial feasibility of a general training solution.We describe Wheelchair-Rift, a cost effective prototype simulator that makes use of the Oculus Rift head mounted display and the Leap Motion hand tracking device. It has been assessed for face validity by a panel of experts from a local Posture and Mobility Service. Initial results augur well for our cost-effective training solution.
Affiliation:
Bangor University and University of Chester
Citation:
Headleand, C., Day, T., Pop, S., Ritsos, P. & John, N. W. (2016). A Cost-effective virtual environment for simulating and training powered wheelchairs manoeuvres. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, pp134-141. doi 10.3233/978-1-61499-625-5-134
Publisher:
IOS Press
Journal:
Proceedings of NextMed/MMVR22
Publication Date:
7-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/592574
DOI:
10.3233/978-1-61499-625-5-134
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics series
ISBN:
978-1-61499-624-8
Appears in Collections:
Computer Science

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHeadleand, Christopher J.en
dc.contributor.authorDay, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorPop, Serban R.en
dc.contributor.authorRitsos, Panagiotis D.en
dc.contributor.authorJohn, Nigel W.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-23T11:44:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-23T11:44:39Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-07en
dc.identifier.citationHeadleand, C., Day, T., Pop, S., Ritsos, P. & John, N. W. (2016). A Cost-effective virtual environment for simulating and training powered wheelchairs manoeuvres. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, pp134-141. doi 10.3233/978-1-61499-625-5-134en
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-61499-624-8en
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/978-1-61499-625-5-134en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/592574en
dc.descriptionStudies in Health Technology and Informatics seriesen
dc.description.abstractControl of a powered wheelchair is often not intuitive, making training of new users a challenging and sometimes hazardous task. Collisions, due to a lack of experience can result in injury for the user and other individuals. By conducting training activities in virtual reality (VR), we can potentially improve driving skills whilst avoiding the risks inherent to the real world. However, until recently VR technology has been expensive and limited the commercial feasibility of a general training solution.We describe Wheelchair-Rift, a cost effective prototype simulator that makes use of the Oculus Rift head mounted display and the Leap Motion hand tracking device. It has been assessed for face validity by a panel of experts from a local Posture and Mobility Service. Initial results augur well for our cost-effective training solution.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIOS Pressen
dc.subjectVirtual Realityen
dc.subjectPowered wheelchairen
dc.titleA Cost-Effective Virtual Environment for Simulating and Training Powered Wheelchairs Manoeuvresen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBangor University and University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of NextMed/MMVR22en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/medicine-meets-virtual-reality-22-nextmed-mmvr22en
dc.identifier.eisbn978-1-61499-625-5en
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