A Virtual-Reality-based evaluation environment for wheelchair-mounted manipulators

Agostino De Santis, Giuseppe Di Gironimo, Adelaide Marzano, Bruno Siciliano, Andrea Tarallo

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The design of solutions for robotic extenders of wheelchairs must take into account both objective and subjective metrics for everyday activities in human environments. Virtual Reality (VR) constitutes a useful tool to effectively test design ideas and to verify performance criteria. This paper presents the development of a simulation environment, where three different manipulators to be mounted on a commercially available wheelchair have been considered. Experimental results are discussed in a significant case study, based upon users' feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSixth Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSalerno, Italy July 2nd - 4th, 2008
EditorsVittorio Scarano, Rosario De Chiara, Ugo Erra
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783905673685
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference 2008 - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 2 Jul 20084 Jul 2008


Conference6th Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference 2008
Abbreviated titleEG_IT_08
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  • virtual reality
  • rehabilitation robotics
  • human robot interaction
  • kinematics


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