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The Assistive Driving Control System (ADCS) developments mainly consist of an embedded controller that will assist the driver in navigating slippery surfaces and angled trajectories. The ADCS will further prevent possible wheelchair tipping and collisions with objects. The ADCS may be used on either manual or electric wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs will need to be fitted with electrical motors to achieve the necessary wheel control. The addition of the electric motors to a manual wheelchair will not be to promote wheelchair propulsion under normal conditions. Users of manual wheelchairs will still be given the feel of self-control and independence, as compared to the use of an electric wheelchair controlled by a joystick. Electrical wheelchairs, on the other hand, could only be fitted with the embedded controller and motor drivers to assist the mobility aid user with enhanced control and added safety measures.

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