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Development of brain-controlled assistive feeding system

Khorshidtalab, Aida and Salami, Momoh Jimoh Eyiomika and Akmeliawati, Rini (2015) Development of brain-controlled assistive feeding system. International Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 2 (1). pp. 21-28. ISSN 2288-5889

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Feeding difficulties and malnutrition are common phenomena in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, locked in patients and people with upper limb disability. Feeding is often time consuming, unpleasant, and may result in choking or asphyxiation. Nowadays, robotic aids are applied to assist these people for eating. However, assistive robots that require movements from the user are not suitable for people with critical disabilities, including sensory losses, and/or difficulty in basic physical mobility. In this regard, a robotic system that can be controlled merely by brain signals is quite a remarkable aid. Therefore, based on the requirements for real-time assistive robot a prototype of an EEG-based feeding robot is proposed. The proposed feeding system enables the target group to eat independently. Experimental results show that the developed system is able to perform the required tasks, in real-time, with tolerable errors of around 17% in average. This amount of error can be further supervised to be reduced or in some cases even eliminated.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2470/49478
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assistive feeding robot, electroencephalogram, brain-machine interface
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Momoh-Jimoh Salami
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 17:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49478

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