A novel stair-climbing wheelchair with transformable wheeled four-bar linkages

Yusuke Sugahara, Naoaki Yonezawa, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a novel multi-wheel stair-climbing wheelchair. The necessity for mobility aid technology for elderly and handicapped people that has "minimal invasiveness for use in an historical environment" is described. With this goal in mind, a prototype of a novel wheelchair having a stair-climbing function resulting from transformable wheeled four-bar linkages is proposed. The mechanical design, principle of operation and statics of the proposed mechanism are thoroughly illustrated. The basic performance of the proposed mechanism has been confirmed through experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings
Pages3333-3339
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 Oct 182010 Oct 22

Publication series

NameIEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other23rd IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/10/1810/10/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Sugahara, Y., Yonezawa, N., & Kosuge, K. (2010). A novel stair-climbing wheelchair with transformable wheeled four-bar linkages. In IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 3333-3339). [5648906] (IEEE/RSJ 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2010 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2010.5648906