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JRM Vol.9 No.6 pp. 503-504
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1997.p0503
(1997)

Development Report:

Computer Interface Device for the Handicapped to Use Head Movement

Osamu Takami*, Naoki Irie** and Takakazu Ishimatsu**

*Technology Center of Nagasaki Prefecture, 2-1303-8 Ikeda, Ohmura-shi, Nagasaki 856, Japan

**Dept. Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-cho, Nagasaki-shi 852, Japan

Received:
27 June, 1997
Accepted:
3 October, 1997
Published:
December 20, 1997
Keywords:
Interface device, Head movement, Handicapped people, Environmental control system
Abstract

In this paper the authors propose a computer interface device for the handicapped which enables the operator to communicate with the computer without typing on the computer keyboard. Movements of the head generate input signals from the interface device. The posture and position of the head can be detected using a simple signal processing algorithm.

Cite this article as:
Osamu Takami, Naoki Irie, and Takakazu Ishimatsu, “Computer Interface Device for the Handicapped to Use Head Movement,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9, No.6, pp. 503-504, 1997.
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