Head movement utilizes gestures to aid people with disabilities so that they can have hands-free human-computer interaction. Currently, motion-based sensor is the most widely used approach to recognize head gestures. Identification of head movement is important to control a robotic manipulator in an assisting device. However, the most effective methodologies to assess head angular movements are yet to be discovered. This paper combines two algorithms, the visual sensor and the gyro sensor, to identify head orientation movement with high precision. Head orientations were measured using data distribution and this was done with a meal-assistance robot manipulator used in a sitting position. Evaluation of the accuracy of the system shows a visual sensor and gyro sensor. Experimental results show that a correct head movement with the average accuracy is 82%. Therefore, we propose the application of position control of meal assistive robot based on user's head movement in a sitting position.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalMajlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Assistive Robot
  • Gyro Sensor
  • Head Movement
  • Position Control
  • Visual Sensor


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