Testing a mobile robot toy for children with disabilities

IFMBE Proceedings

A. Ríos Rincon, D. A. Quiroga Torres, J. Castellanos, M. F. Gómez Medina, A. Miguel Cruz, W. R. Rodríguez

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.Robots showed a potential to enhance engagement in free play of children with severe motor impairment, however, they are too expensive to be used in low-income settings. The objective of this study is to perform technical assessment of a prototype of a low cost car-like robot that can be operated by head movements for children with motor impairment. We designed a robot that and tested its technical features. We found that the robot power efficiency is low (47%), current peak for both motors were 474.4 mA (right) and 416 mA (left) both of them were below 2 Amp which is the maximum current limit threshold tolerated by the L293B component, as the robots get far away from the control the response time slightly increased. The reaching distance of the remote control was 20.7 meters which is enough for using in therapeutic activities. Regarding the functional features, the robot moved forward in a straight line 86.6% of the tested trials (26/30) and was able to turn 90 degrees left or right 93.3% of the trials (28/30). The robotic prototype met basic technical and functional requirements. Power efficiency, safety and apparel features should be improved for being used by children with using for children with motor impairments.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas1163-1166
Número de páginas4
DOI
EstadoPublished - ene 1 2015
EventoWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2015 - Toronto
Duración: jun 7 2015jul 12 2015

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2015
Título abreviadoIUPESM 2015
PaísCanada
CiudadToronto
Período6/7/157/12/15

Huella dactilar

Mobile robots
Robots
Testing
Remote control
Robotics
Railroad cars
Costs

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Ríos Rincon, A., Quiroga Torres, D. A., Castellanos, J., Gómez Medina, M. F., Miguel Cruz, A., & Rodríguez, W. R. (2015). Testing a mobile robot toy for children with disabilities: IFMBE Proceedings . 1163-1166. Papel presentado en World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2015, Toronto, . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19387-8_282
Ríos Rincon, A. ; Quiroga Torres, D. A. ; Castellanos, J. ; Gómez Medina, M. F. ; Miguel Cruz, A. ; Rodríguez, W. R. / Testing a mobile robot toy for children with disabilities : IFMBE Proceedings . Papel presentado en World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2015, Toronto, .4 p.
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Ríos Rincon, A, Quiroga Torres, DA, Castellanos, J, Gómez Medina, MF, Miguel Cruz, A & Rodríguez, WR 2015, 'Testing a mobile robot toy for children with disabilities: IFMBE Proceedings ' Papel presentado en, Toronto, 6/7/15 - 7/12/15, pp. 1163-1166. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19387-8_282

Testing a mobile robot toy for children with disabilities : IFMBE Proceedings . / Ríos Rincon, A.; Quiroga Torres, D. A.; Castellanos, J.; Gómez Medina, M. F.; Miguel Cruz, A.; Rodríguez, W. R.

2015. 1163-1166 Papel presentado en World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2015, Toronto, .

Resultado de la investigación: Tipos de Contribuciónes en ConferenciaPaper

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Ríos Rincon A, Quiroga Torres DA, Castellanos J, Gómez Medina MF, Miguel Cruz A, Rodríguez WR. Testing a mobile robot toy for children with disabilities: IFMBE Proceedings . 2015. Papel presentado en World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering IUPESM 2015, Toronto, . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19387-8_282