Tagged with: children driving learning powered wheelchairs research tool
Since the standard approach to teaching children how to drive a new powered wheelchair is both time intensive and expensive, the researchers at the University of California, Irvine developed a new tool that they hope make learning to drive a power chair as much fun as an amusement park ride. That’s ROLY!
In this guided-learning system the child using a wheelchair chases a robot along a line painted on the floor of the gym. The joystick is programmed to assist the child in learning how to drive, and operates at various levels of pressure. When the child catches the robot it performs a dance and the wheelchair plays a celebratory tune.
Found at http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/ on October 4, 2011