Design and Implementation of an Intelligent System for Controlling a Robotic Hospital Bed for Patient Care Assistance

Eduardo Vázquez-Santacruz, William Cruz-Santos, Mariano Gamboa-Zúñiga


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.


Pattern classification, support vector machines, pressure sensors, intelligent systems, assistive robotics

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