Upper-limb fatigue is a common problem that
may restrict people with multiple sclerosis (MS)
from using their electric powered wheelchair effectively
and for a long period of time. The objective
of this research was to evaluate whether participants
with MS can drive a wheelchair better using a variable
compliance joystick (VCJ) and customizable
algorithms than when using a conventional joystick.
Participants showed improved driving performance
while using the customized personally fitted algorithms
with the VCJ, which have potential to be effective
wheelchair input interfaces.
Volume 51 Number 6, 2014
Pages 951 — 962
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