Ionut Daniel GEONEA, Nicolae DUMITRU, Alexandru MARGINE
Volume XXIV (XIV), 2015/1
In this paper is presented the design and an experimental prototype of a wheelchair for disabled people. Design solution proposed to be implemented uses two reduction gears motors and a mechanical transmission with chains. The motion controller developed uses PWM technology (pulse wave modulation). The wheelchair has the ability of forward – backward motion and steering. The design solution is developed in Solid Works, and it’s implemented in a wheelchair prototype model. Wheelchair design and motion makes him suitable especially for indoor use. It is made a study of the wheelchair kinematics, first using a kinematic simulation in Adams. Are presented the wheelchair motion trajectory and kinematics parameters. The experimental prototype is tested with a motion analysis system based on ultra high-speed video recording. The obtained results from simulation and experimentally tests, demonstrate the efficiency of wheelchair proposed solution.
Keywords—Wheelchair, kinematics, prototype, motion study.
ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"