Discrete and continuous inputs as command control sources for rehabilitation robot manipulators

Elaine Y. Chen, William K. Durfee

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Abstract

Three user input strategies were investigated as command control sources for a rehabilitation robot manipulator in an unstructured environment. The inputs included discrete (voice commands), continuous (shoulder position), and combined (voice commands integrated with shoulder position). A graphical simulation of a commercial robot manipulator was developed, controllable by each of the three input strategies. The inputs were evaluated by measuring the performance of able-bodied subjects in a video game based on the animated robot. Results indicate that discrete input produced the best performance for most subjects, but continuous input produced significantly better performance for some subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1228-1229
Number of pages2
Volume15
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

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OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

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Chen, E. Y., & Durfee, W. K. (1993). Discrete and continuous inputs as command control sources for rehabilitation robot manipulators. In A. Y. J. Szeto, & R. M. Rangayyan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 3 ed., Vol. 15, pp. 1228-1229). Publ by IEEE.