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Computación y Sistemas

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VAZQUEZ-SANTACRUZ, Eduardo; CRUZ-SANTOS, William  and  GAMBOA-ZUNIGA, Mariano. Design and Implementation of an Intelligent System for Controlling a Robotic Hospital Bed for Patient Care Assistance. Comp. y Sist. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.3, pp.467-474. ISSN 1405-5546.

In this article we propose an intelligent system (IS) for automatic movements of a robotic-assisted hospital bed, it is based on posture classification and recognition using mattress pressure sensors. The proposed IS allows to program a sequence of movements of the robotic bed that are executed automatically through electric actuators in response to the pressure distribution of a patient on the bed. The experimental results show that programmed movements are useful in preventing bed-sores in patients who stay in bed for extended periods of time.

Keywords : Pattern classification; support vector machines; pressure sensors; intelligent systems; assistive robotics.

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