Autobed: A Web-Controlled Robotic Bed
Grice, Phillip M.
Kemp, Charles C.
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We (the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech) have developed an additional module for an Invacare fully electric hospital bed (Model 5410IVC) so that the bed can be controlled from a web-based interface. This module can be easily plugged between the hand control and the Invacare bed, without having to modify any existing hardware on the bed. We call a bed so modified an 'Autobed.' With this feature, users who are unable to operate the standard bed controls, but can access a web browser, are able to position the bed by themselves without having to rely on a caregiver (for example, patients with quadriplegia). This page describes how to make the Autobed module using relatively inexpensive, commercially available hardware. This document is a representation of the content provided at http://hsi.gatech.edu/hrl/project_autobed_v2.shtml as of February 15th, 2016, and is intended to create a lasting, citable, and archival copy of this material, which details the design and instructions for building the 'Autobed' device.