Sensor-Free Smart Wheel

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-29000
Published June 01, 2018 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Technology was developed that not only allows wheels to “know” when and how to rotate, but also enables them to work together in interactive teams. The new technology can be used wherever there is a need for additional support when pulling, pushing, or driving a system that uses wheels. Potential applications range from mobility aids such as wheelchairs, to dollies, wheelbarrows, and shopping carts. Monitoring the data generated when the motors inside the wheels rotate allows the motors and wheels to be controlled without the need for additional sensors.