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darkback2
03-11-2008, 12:51 PM
Would anyone be interested in working on or comming up with some adaptive technologies projects? For example, there was a kid on the radio...quadriplegic
who wanted to be a photographer. He appearently can push buttons. I was thinking of some ways to make a remote camera that he could use. Any other projects or ideas? Perhaps I...or we could help some people.

DB

jdolecki
03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Id start by getting one of these for him.

http://www.emotiv.com/

darkback2
03-11-2008, 02:40 PM
I registered to get one of those for me...but when it comes it would be cool to make some interactive actuation applications for it...It would be freeking awsome to have direct mind - robot control.

DB

jrowe47
03-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Heck, what about training a brain-wave to speech system? Could record your dreams in real time.

The Emotiv headset, and the recent media coverage of the image interpretation system lead me to believe that we will see commercially viable mind-computer interfaces explode across the whole tech spectrum within the next two years, just as accelerometers have hit the mainstream (the Wii, iPhone, and knockoffs.)


It won't be long before articulated robotics hit the prosthetics market in a big way. I just can't wait for someone to figure out how to put stuff in the mind :) Do a google search for Augmented Reality software to see the progress being made in those directions. Feedback haptics and head mounted displays offer some awesome potential for projects.

jdolecki
03-11-2008, 04:34 PM
I regestered to get one to. I just downloaded the Developer Lite software. Lets see what it can do.

darkback2
06-02-2009, 02:29 PM
http://emotiv.com/corporate/1_0/1_3.htm Its finally here!

jes1510
06-02-2009, 03:04 PM
The East Tennessee Technology Access Center does stuff like this. They are located really close to where we have our robotics meetup and we had one meeting there. It was really neat seeing how they modify toys and computers to be used my people with disabilities. It was amazing the things they could accomplish on literally no budget. One of the guys there was talking about dumpster diving for parts. Every year in November they have a drive where tech people com in and modify Christmas toys for kids.

http://www.discoveret.org/ettac/