Eyelid-Powered TV Remote may Help Quadriplegics

by Kathy Jones on  January 28, 2014 at 9:55 PM Medical Gadgets
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Brazilian beauty tech designer Katia Vega has come out with a new project that can prove to be very beneficial to people with quadriplegia who struggle to perform many of the simplest tasks, such as changing the TV channel.
 Eyelid-Powered TV Remote may Help Quadriplegics
Eyelid-Powered TV Remote may Help Quadriplegics

The new project, titled Winkymote, is an infrared remote control that can be embedded in the makeup and through which quadriplegics can change the television channel simply by blinking. Winkymote makes use of Empowder material, which was developed to sense the movement of a person's skin, and looks transparent in nature, so that people can stick it over their eyelids without looking weird.

The prototype of Winkymote makes use of Clio, an arduino based microcontroller from Seeed Studio, which interfaces with an infrared TV remote allowing the wearer to change channels or switch the TV on or off.



Source: Medindia

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