First and foremost we provide a consultation service. Our primary focus has been on assembling the technology needed to level the playing field between a scientist with quadriplegia and his able-bodied peers.
Following is a list of the various sub-components and the solutions we have come up with.
Permobile M3, with Tilt-in-space reclining mode. Recommend lateral supports to maintain posture. Option for a rising and lowering seat. Six wheels and center wheel drive, rotates on a dime.
Assuming the user has little to no fine motion control in their hands, a head joystick is recommended for wheelchair navigation. A head tracking mouse is highly recommended for computer control, but in low-noise environments voice recognition will also work.
The Laptop at the heart of the recommended system is a Mac, because they have many more accessibility features included standard in their system.
One of the easiest ways to add safety to navigating a power wheelchair is the inclusion of LEDs.
Multiple camera angles, and an Inertial Measurement Unit, build a 3D map of the IPW's environment.
Using the laptop and the data from the sensors, we can automate some tasks like parking.