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.
October 12, 2016