A New Method to Calculate Electric Wheelchair Driving Cycles

Giulia Barbareschi, Holloway, Brett
in Poster, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the. IEEE, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to calculate electric wheelchair driving cycles in standard outdoor conditions using a methodology derived from the microtrip approach used in the automotive industry. The proposed method could be used in the future to assess real life power consumption of electric wheelchairs, which in turn could help define the specification of power sources tailored to users needs.