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Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Science, Venture |

Inventor modifies Kinect for your mother gestures can write messages

Inventor modifies Kinect for your mother gestures can write messages

(CC) Chad Rubles

12 years ago, the mother of an named Chad Rubles suffered a stroke in his 55 years he produced a in all its sectors of your body right and it also gave him an aphasia, the loss of the ability to speak or understand the language because the spill injured brain areas specialized in such work.

This means that for the mother of Rubles, perform a simple task like writing an email is extremely difficult despite his intellect is intact . At this, the inventor designed a physical interface based on Arduino (an open source electronic board for creating almost any type of interactive object ), with simple icons to help your mother to write a letter.

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(CC) Chad Rubles

As seen in the picture, the first physical prototype interface consisting of two knobs where one was to select the emotion felt Rubles mother (loneliness, surprise, happiness, joy, sadness, awkwardness or be discouraged), and the other to indicate the intensity of this emotion. Along with these red button to cancel the operation.

However Rubles decided to improve your project so that your mother can control based on simple gestures using a camera. “I can write text messages, send emails or Facebook touches to many of my friends with no problems, but for my mother, this is not possible even if the message is simple: ‘I feel something cheerful’ is much more than before she could write, “said Rubles.

The inventor does not plan to leave your system here, as his next step will be to add more buttons and ‘pages’ to expand the digital vocabulary and buttons to communicate with the people they are thinking, or the ability to take a photo using the Kinect chamber without increasing the difficulty of use.

Link: Hacker Creates Kinect-powered email interface for his mom after a stroke (Gizmag)

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