Accelerometer Based Gesture Recognisation For Wheel Chair Direction Control


The aim of this project is to implement wheel chair direction control with hand gesture recoganization


This project to develop a wheel chair control which is useful to the physically disabled person with his hand movement or his hand gesture recoganization. .


This project proposes an integrated approach to real time detection, tracking and direction recognition of hands, which is intended to be used as a human-robot interaction interface for the intelligent wheelchair.

This project is to demonstrate that accelerometers can be used to effectively translate finger and hand gestures into computer interpreted signals. For gesture recognition the accelerometer data is calibrated and filtered. The accelerometers can measure the magnitude and direction of gravity in addition to movement induced acceleration. In order to calibrate the accelerometers, we rotate the device's sensitive axis with respect to gravity and use the resultant signal as an absolute measurement.

Integrating a single chip wireless solution with a MEMS accelerometer would yield an autonomous device small enough to apply to the fingernails. Because of their small size and weight. Accelerometers are attached to the fingertips and back of the hand. Arrows on the hand show the location of accelerometers and their sensitive directions. That the sensitive direction of the accelerometer is in the plane of the hand.


Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are free scale's enabling technology for acceleration and pressure sensors. MEMS based sensor products provide an interface that can sense, process or control the surrounding environment. MEMS-based sensors are a class of devices that builds very small electrical and mechanical components on a single chip. MEMS-based sensors are a crucial component in automotive electronics, medical equipment, hard disk drives, computer peripherals, wireless devices and smart portable electronics such as cell phones and PDAs.

EMS technology provides the following advantages: cost-efficiency, low power, miniaturization, high performance, and integration. Functionality can be integrated on the same silicon or in the same package, which reduces the component count. This contributes to overall cost savings .

Hence with this project we can save the physically disabled persons who use wheel chairs they can control their wheel chair with their hand movements.





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