Wheelchair Control by Microcontroller
By Dr.Dechrit Maneetham
Award Bronze Prize : Seoul International Invention Fair 2010 (SIIF 2010)
Electri-Powered Wheelchair are the only way of movement for too many disbled users. Electronic controllers can help a people who uses a wheelchair drive smoothly, brake easily, and make the wheelchair move with the touch of a hand Some hand controllers look like a joystick used to play video games and are easy to operate. Wheelchair controlled by micro controller PIC16F877 via Joystick. All directions, moving forward or backward and turning right and left side, are controlled by rear wheels. It is removable and foldable when users need to travel in long distance. This Electric Wheelchair has twin motors proving a maximum speed of 4 mph and a traveling distance of 2 kilometer with a maximum user weight of 100 kilogram.
Overall, the design of the concept is lowest price. Meaning it should be prefer for and users and also hospitals.