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Wheel Chair Movement Automation Using Patient Iris


Chetan W. Rawarkar , Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering and Management, Badnera; D. S. Chandak, Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering and Management, Badnera


Wheelchair, Automation, Iris, Alzheimer's Disease, Arduino


Statistics suggests that there are 11,000 new cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD) every year in United States of America. Great people like Stephen Hawking and Max Brito have been suffering from this crippling phenomenon. Our project is an attempt to make lives of the people suffering from this phenomenon simple and by simpler we mean self-reliant, which will thereby reinstate their confidence and their happiness. The idea is to create an Eye Monitored System which allows movement of the patient's wheelchair depending on the eye movements. We know that a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease or quadriplegia can partially move his eyes and tilt his head, thus presenting an opportunity for detecting those movements. We have created a device where a patient sitting on the Wheel Chair assembly looking directly at the camera, is able to move in a direction just by looking in that direction. The camera signals are monitored by a MATLAB script, to move in a particular direction. The system is cost effective and thus can be used by patients spread over a large economy range.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I50214
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 131-133

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