Control of Wheelchair Robot Movement using Flex Sensor Glove

Syahri Muharom, Tukadi Tukadi


The wheelchair is one of the most commonly used tools for disability person perform activities. But many wheelchairs still use human power to move them, so this research tries to make a wheelchair robot with movement control using a flex sensor glove. In this system using two controllers where one controller is made as a master and the other as a slave, and use Bluetooth as a medium of communication between two controllers. Flex glove sensors are paired in the hands of the user or others as the master, and the controller is in a wheelchair as a slave. Sensor data in hand is sent using Bluetooth master and received by Bluetooth slave, then processed by slave controller and give a command to the motor driver to move the wheelchair. It is expected that the development of wheelchairs can facilitate people with physical disabilities in conducting activities.


Disabilities, flex sensor, Wheelchair, Microcontroller, Bluetooth

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