Cost Effective Converted Powers Wheelchair with a Baby Carrier Attachment for a Paraplegic Mother to Care and Monitor Her Infant
This paper comprises of a cost-effective solution for a paraplegic mother to interact and take care of her infant. An expected 6.2% of guardians of newborn in the United States have physical abnormality. This investigation depicts how women with physical abnormalities experience taking care of their newborn babies and how they adjust their care duty. The project comprises of a manually converted powered wheelchair attached with an infant carrier. Furthermore, sensors modules are attached for the monitoring of basic body parameters such as temperature and heart rate. A manual wheelchair was converted into motorized one comprising of a differential drive mechanism using h-Bridge system. A total of 35 women subjects and 5 infant subjects were used for test drive the wheelchair. It proved to be most efficiently functional when subjected within the weight range of 65kg. The parameter system gives about 97% measurement accuracy.