A prototype system with eye control for new type of hospital beds

Chia Yen Yang, Min Ru Tsai, Chong Kai Huang, Cihun Siyong Alex Gong*, Shiang Wei Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Normally, bedridden patients need nurses to help moving their body or changing lying positions. However, to patients, changing lying positions by others may cause two problems: One is the timing and frequency of movement may not be adequate and the other is the cozy position of the movement may not be perfect for patients. Therefore, in this study, we tried to build up a handy system which can help bedridden patients to control hospital beds in several lying positions that match their preferences closely by only moving their eyes. In the results, we have already built up an eye-controlled equipment which allowed user to control hospital beds by themselves. This equipment had advantages of light and handy. Besides, we also constructed a model of our homemade hospital bed with six specific bed boards. This new type may help users to change their lying positions in left right tilt. In the future, we expect that this handy system can help bedridden patients to appropriately control hospital beds in several lying positions that match their preferences closely by only moving their eyes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 4th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages410-411
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987511
DOIs
StatePublished - 03 02 2016
Event4th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 27 10 201530 10 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 4th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2015

Conference

Conference4th IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2015
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period27/10/1530/10/15

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Eye control
  • Hospital bed
  • Left right tilt
  • Simulink
  • Visible light image of pupil

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