NeuroSpin (Mind-Controlled Wheelchair)
NeuroSpin consists of a prototype for a wheelchair that can be controlled via electroencephalogram (EEG) sensing. The main application of this wheelchair is to enable paralyzed individuals to have control over their transportation by using their concentration levels.
I worked in a team with Alana Crognale and Tomi Kalejaiye to build NeuroSpin at Cornell Tech, NYC. We created a prototype for a wheel that starts rotating when your concentration goes above a certain threshold. The prototype also includes a green LED that lights up when the wheel is rotating and a red LED that lights up when the wheel is static, together with a screen to provide user feedback and make the device interactive.
Some of the components used are a Force Trainer headset that we modified, a Metro Mini, wheels, motors, a transistor, a diode, LEDs, and small physical wheelchair prototype. All of this for just $30!
The next steps are to make the wheel rotate only when the user concentrates on the LED, and replicate the device to create the four wheels of a chair. Stay tuned!
Check out the demo video! We also presented this prototype at the Dec 2019 Cornell Tech Open Studio event. For more information on the hardware and software specifics of the project send me a message.