Reverse sensors for wheelchairs
Rear driving sensors for wheelchairs which allow people with special needs to move around easily and safely.
Dani, who moves around in an electric wheelchair, is unable to turn his head from side to side. The reverse motion sensors that we developed go in the back of his wheelchair and use a special camera to produce a picture on a screen in the front of his wheelchair, allowing Dani to see behind the chair while driving in reverse.
Someone who is wheelchair-bound is unaware of what is going on behind him.
In this situation, when the person goes backwards, he may collide with things, run over people, or fall down the stairs.
The problem intensifies in an instance where a person who is wheelchair-bound also has restricted movement or is paralyzed—for them, driving backwards is dangerous and scary.
Reverse sensors for wheelchairs, combined with a camera and screen, in order for the wheelchair bound individual to visualize approaching hazards when driving backwards.
With assistance from the PELE Center, a part of ALYN Hospital, we will develop more of these special reverse sensors for electronic wheelchairs for other populations.