Wednesday 20th of September 2017
 

Emotional BCI Control of a Smart Wheelchair


Anas Fattouh, Odile Horn and Guy Bourhis

In this paper, an emotional BCI control system to drive a smart wheelchair is proposed. The proposed BCI control system permits to the user to select one of four commands to drive the wheelchair. Once a command is selected, the control system executes the selected command and, at the same time, monitors the emotional state of the user. While the user is satisfied, the selected command is still executed and when the user becomes unsatisfied, the control system will stop the wheelchair and ask the user to select another command.

Keywords: Smart Wheelchair, Control, BCI, Emotional State.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Anas Fattouh
obtained his Ph.D. in Automatic Control in 2000 from the LAG-INPG Grenoble (France). He is currently an associate professor at Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia). His main research interests are in the area of control systems, tele-operated systems, and intelligent systems.

Odile Horn
received her Ph.D. in Image Processing in 1989 from the INPL Nancy (France). She joined the LASC laboratory at Paul Verlaine University of Metz in 1991where she is currently senior lecturer. Her main research interest concerns mobility aid for people with disability.

Guy Bourhis
obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 1985 from the INPL Nancy (France). He is currently professor at Paul Verlaine, Metz University (France) and director of the LASC laboratory. His main research interests are in the area of rehabilitation engineering, smart wheelchairs and human machine interaction.


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