Biomedical Mechatronic Device iTakuna: Smart Embedded System for Electric Wheelchair used by Paraplegic Patients

Jhosue A. Juarez, Ricardo Palomares, Jose Cornejo, Ricardo Rodriguez Bustinza

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Abstract

In Peru there are approximately 932,000 people with disabilities, 59.2% of them have mobility problems. These people can not carry out activities inside or outside their home, thus affecting their daily life. Therefore, this study has been conducted from 2014 to 2020 at the Mechatronics Engineering Laboratory of Ricardo Palma University in Peru; resulting in the proposed project titled iTakuna, an intelligent embedded system for wheelchairs used by paraplegic patients in order to bring comfort and autonomy, which can be found in clinics, hospitals and homes. The device is composed of 8 sensors capable of detecting objects up to 3 meters away, power drivers for controlling the motors, controlled by fuzzy logic. The device was developed using SolidWorks software for 3D design; Proteus, for the design of electronic boards and simulation of electronic components, and Simulink for mechatronics analysis. Finally, it was designed, manufactured and implemented obtaining the expected results. Likewise, the Graphical User Interface (GUI) developed turned out to be friendly and intuitive for the patient. It is expected to reach a mass manufacturing level and can be used in clinics and hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 IEEE 28th International Conference on Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing, INTERCON 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412216
ISBN (Print)9781665412216
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing, INTERCON 2021 - Virtual, Lima, Peru
Duration: 5 Aug 20217 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2021 IEEE 28th International Conference on Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing, INTERCON 2021

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing, INTERCON 2021
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityVirtual, Lima
Period5/08/217/08/21

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Control and Automation
  • Embedded Electronic Systems

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