Power Wheelchair Navigation Assistance
Power wheelchair navigation may be more difficult for those who have a fine motor or cognitive disability. Some people are not able to use a powered wheelchair on their own and must depend on a caregiver. A survey has indicated that 40% of patients using power wheelchairs found it "difficult or impossible" to steer and up to half of patients would find it beneficial to have an added navigation system.
Presented at the BMES Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 8 October 2016.