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JRM Vol.11 No.6 pp. 490-494
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1999.p0490
(1999)

Paper:

Computer Interface Developed for the Person with Disabled Upper Limb

Tsumoru Ochiai*, Yoshio Fukuda**, Osamu Takami*** and Ryouji Matsui*

*Intelligent System Engineering, Ube National College of Technology, 2-14-1 Tokiwadai, Ube 755-8555, Japan

**Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

***Electronics Division, Technology Center of Nagasaki Prefecture, 2-1303-8 Ikeda, Ohmura, Nagasaki 856-0026, Japan

Received:
July 20, 1999
Accepted:
November 2, 1999
Published:
December 20, 1999
Keywords:
the disabled, upper limb, image processing, head movement, LED marks
Abstract

For the physically disabled, computers offer convenient tools for communicating with others, operating equipment, and living a better life. We propose a computer interface for those disabled with upper limb disability that enables the user to move a cursor on a CRT using head movement detected by image processing. To ensure accurate image processing, the user wears glasses with 3 LED marks. Data on head movement is used to position the cursor on the CRT. Blinking of the user’s eye corresponds to pressing of keys. Experiments confirmed system applicability.

Cite this article as:
Tsumoru Ochiai, Yoshio Fukuda, Osamu Takami, and Ryouji Matsui, “Computer Interface Developed for the Person with Disabled Upper Limb,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.11, No.6, pp. 490-494, 1999.
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