sc 20(12): e3

Research Article

Wheelchair Control and Home Automation Using Hand Gestures

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164663,
        author={Nithya BG and Sanjay S and Thanush R and Thejas BK and Venugeetha Y},
        title={Wheelchair Control and Home Automation Using Hand Gestures},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        keywords={Video processing, Home automation, Gesture navigation, Smart wheelchair},
  • Nithya BG
    Sanjay S
    Thanush R
    Thejas BK
    Venugeetha Y
    Year: 2020
    Wheelchair Control and Home Automation Using Hand Gestures
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-7-2018.164663
Nithya BG1, Sanjay S1, Thanush R1,*, Thejas BK1, Venugeetha Y1
  • 1: Department of Computer Science, Global Academy of Technology, Bengaluru, India
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With the advancement of technology in recent times, mobility is one field which is not left behind. The difficulty and dependency for mobility is the major drawback of mechanical wheelchair. But in recent decades, there are many technologies which have been implemented to overcome different disabilities of people. The proposed system uses air gesture to control both home automation and wheelchair movement. Arduino UNO controls the movement of the wheelchair and to control specific electrical appliances at home. The video of hand gesture by user will be processed to obtain the input for Arduino board. The proposed system is aimed at providing ease of use for disabled with minimal hand movement.