Cadence control of cycling wheelchair with Continuously Variable Transmission and servo brake

Yasuhisa Hirata, Shotaro Ando, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

Cycling wheelchair was developed for the way of the lower-limb-disabled individuals moving. User can move by pedaling and easily realize free locomotion although they have handicaps. When they use the cycling wheelchair in outdoors, it is necessary to solve the problem of upward slope and downward slope. In this study, we develop a new cycling wheelchair as the system realizing enough aid without motor assist in the way of the safety. We attach CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and servo brake on this cycling wheelchair and propose their control methods. By controlling CVT, we can maintain the state of pedaling easily, climb up the slope easily and increase the speed. Also, we realize gravity compensation by controlling servo brake, we can pedal at down slope like a horizontal road. We performed experiment and illustrate the validity of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3062-3068
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 8
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 2016 May 162016 May 21

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2016-June
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2016
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period16/5/1616/5/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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