SHORTCUT – The Digital Prosthesis

SHORTCUT – The Digital Prosthesis

Maximilian Mahal , Lucas Rex & David Kaltenbach

People with prostheses are limited in their use of digital hardware: mouse, keyboard and touchscreen are not built to match their needs. However, amputees are often able to simulate movements with muscle control in their phantom limbs. Possibilities arise by creating a link between arm musculature and digital elements. Shortcut is a bracelet that combines phantom limb movement with an optical sensor creating contactless computer controlling. For example, tapping of the thumb and fore/middle finger causes a left or right click, and snapping closes the active window.
This offers greater freedom in the workplace and beyond.

 

Date

Oktober 12, 2016

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