Smart Wheelchairs and Brain-computer Interfaces

Smart Wheelchairs and Brain-computer Interfaces

Mobile Assistive Technologies

1st Edition - May 29, 2018

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  • Editor: Pablo Diez
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128128930
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128128923

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Smart Wheelchairs and Brain-Computer Interfaces: Mobile Assistive Technologies combines the fields of neuroscience, rehabilitation and robotics via contributions from experts in their field to help readers develop new mobile assistive technologies. It provides information on robotics, control algorithm design for mobile robotics systems, ultrasonic and laser sensors for measurement and trajectory planning, and is ideal for researchers in BCI. A full view of this new field is presented, giving readers the current research in the field of smart wheelchairs, potential control mechanisms and human interfaces that covers mobility, particularly powered mobility, smart wheelchairs, particularly sensors, control mechanisms, and human interfaces.

Key Features

  • Presents the first book that combines BCI and mobile robotics
  • Focuses on fundamentals and developments in assistive robotic devices which are commanded by alternative ways, such as the brain
  • Provides an overview of the technologies that are already available to support research and the development of new products


Rehabilitation Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Assistive Device Designers, Physicians, Neuroscientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction chapter

    Section 1: Disabilities and the Brain
    2. People with Disabilities
    3. The brain and the EEG, ECoG

    Section 2: Brain-computer interfaces
    4-6. Brain computer interfaces (BCI)

    Section 3: Wheelchairs and robotics
    7. Wheelchairs
    8-9. Mobile robotics
    10-11. Smart-wheelchairs

    Section 4: Applications
    12-13. Brain-computer interface commanding wheelchairs
    14. Other technologies and smart-wheelchairs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 492
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: May 29, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128128930
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128128923

About the Editor

Pablo Diez

In 2007, Dr. Diez began his Doctorate in the Institute of Automatics (INAUT) at the National University of San Juan (UNSJ) from Argentina. In 2012, he obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship on the Division of Medical Technology (GATEME), at UNSJ from Argentina. The National Council for Scientific Research and Technologies (CONICET) from Argentina funded the research work of Dr. Diez from 2007. Currently, he is Investigator of CONICET. Dr. Diez has published his research work in many journals and conferences and he has won different awards, among them, The “Sarmiento Prize” for the best doctoral thesis; an award from the Secretary of Sciences, Technologies and Innovation of San Juan State Government. He is a reviewer for funding programs, a member of scientific committees and is a reviewer for conferences and journals. He currently works in the development of assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Investigator, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (CONICET), Division of Medical Technology, Department of Electronics and Automatics, School of Engineering - UNSJ, Argentina

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