AUTHOR = {Rudigkeit, Nina and Gebhard, Marion},
TITLE = {AMiCUS 2.0—System Presentation and Demonstration of Adaptability to Personal Needs by the Example of an Individual with Progressed Multiple Sclerosis},
JOURNAL = {Sensors},
VOLUME = {20},
YEAR = {2020},
NUMBER = {4},
URL = {https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/20/4/1194},
ISSN = {1424-8220},
ABSTRACT = {AMiCUS is a human–robot interface that enables tetraplegics to control an assistive robotic arm in real-time using only head motion, allowing them to perform simple manipulation tasks independently. The interface may be used as a standalone system or to provide direct control as part of a semi-autonomous system. Within this work, we present our new gesture-free prototype AMiCUS 2.0, which has been designed with special attention to accessibility and ergonomics. As such, AMiCUS 2.0 addresses the needs of tetraplegics with additional impairments that may come along with multiple sclerosis. In an experimental setup, both AMiCUS 1.0 and 2.0 are compared with each other, showing higher accessibility and usability for AMiCUS 2.0. Moreover, in an activity of daily living, a proof-of-concept is provided that an individual with progressed multiple sclerosis is able to operate the robotic arm in a temporal and functional scope, as would be necessary to perform direct control tasks for use in a commercial semi-autonomous system. The results indicate that AMiCUS 2.0 makes an important step towards closing the gaps of assistive technology, being accessible to those who rely on such technology the most.},
DOI = {10.3390/s20041194}