This Special Wheelchair Can Be Controlled By Facial Expressions

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 11, 2016
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A group of researchers working out FEEC/Unicamp in Brazil have developed a truly special wheelchair that is capable of making it possible for users to control and direct their movements via small movements of the face, head and iris.

What's great about this wheelchair is the fact that it works in conjunction with a special 3D camera, a laser projector, an infrared camera and a microphone setup. The camera can identify facial points all over the face. When facial expressions are made, the camera interprets them as directional, start and stop instructions .

This high-tech, extremely innovative and special wheelchair could play an important role in changing the lives of people with cerebral palsy, stroke sufferers or people suffering from any other condition that has an impact on their ability to perform precise hand movements.