Integrated Vision-Based Robotic Arm Interface for Operators with Upper Limb Mobility Impairments

Abstract An integrated, computer vision-based system was developed to operate a commercial wheelchair-mounted robotic manipulator (WMRM). In this paper, a gesture recognition interface system developed specifically for individuals with upper-level spinal cord injuries (SCIs) was combined with object tracking and face recognition systems to be an efficient, hands free WMRM controller. In this test system, …

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Multimodal Image Perception System for Blind or Visually Impaired People

Currently there is no suitable substitute technology to enable blind or visually impaired (BVI) people to interpret visual scientific data commonly generated during lab experimentation in real time, such as performing light microscopy, spectrometry, and observing chemical reactions. This reliance upon visual interpretation of scientific data certainly impedes students and …

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Robot-assisted surgery (RAS)

  Teleoperated robot-assisted surgery (RAS) is becoming very popular in certain types of surgical procedures and has been proven to be more dexterous, precise and minimum invasive. However, current RAS systems requires the surgeon to manipulate cumbersome joysticks in a master console. The great amount of training time required for …

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