CoMoveIT Smart wins an international award!

Electric wheelchairs are usually controlled with a joystick, but for some users this is not physically possible. CoMoveIT's smart wheelchair steering system offers a state-of-the-art solution for this using sensors and artificial intelligence. This invention has now been awarded the international EACD Technology & Innovation Award 2022.

Technology and innovative solutions are increasingly making a difference in our society and in pediatric rehabilitation. The European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) stimulates new developments and presents the Technology & Innovation Award annually. At this year's congress in Barcelona, this internationally prestigious award was presented to CoMoveIT for their innovative and high-tech operating system CoMoveIT Smart.

"The smart control system is good news for people with complex movement disorders," explains Sotirios Gakopoulos, CTO of CoMoveIT and co-inventor of the system. "Just think of wheelchair users worldwide with cerebral palsy (cerebral palsy). Because of their condition, they make many involuntary movements, which prevents them from operating a traditional electric wheelchair. They are therefore dependent on the help of others for their movements. Our wheelchair control changes that and creates maximum independent mobility."





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With each configuration you can drive forward, turn left or right and switch from forward to reverse.  You can also enter the controller menu (OMNI2). The way how is different per configuration although turning left or right is always done with the left and right head pad.


Drive with right foot
Switch with left foot

In this configuration, you press the right foot pad to move forward, much like a gas pedal.  Obviously turning left or right while driving can be done with the head pads at the same time.

With your left foot you can activate the switch, which changes forward to reverse. By pressing the switch a little longer, you enter the controller menu.

When preferred, the left and right foot functions can be swapped.


Drive with back head
Switch with one foot

We also defined a configuration for those who feel more comfortable driving forward by pressing the back head cushion. In this case, there is also a sensor built in at that place. Obviously it can be used with the left and right pad at the same time in order to allow a smooth ride.

One of the feet, this can be left or right, is then used to control the switch, allowing to change from forward to reverse driving. By pressing the switch a little longer, you enter the controller menu.


Drive with one foot
Switch with back head

A last alternative is to drive forward with one foot, either left or right and use the back head cushion to activate the switch to change from forward to reverse or to enter the controller menu by pressing it a bit longer.






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