07 Dec '11, 10pm

RP students' brainwave app helps elderly, disabled

RP students' brainwave app helps elderly, disabled

SINGAPORE: With the goal of assisting the elderly and people with severe motor disabilities in carrying out routine tasks, students at Republic Polytechnic (RP) have developed a smartphone application which will enable users to switch on and off appliances, such as televisions and fans, using their brain waves. The project, the brainchild of four School of Engineering students, was among the 20 final-year projects showcased at RP's Technology Day on Wednesday. RP students Ernest Pwi, 19; Denny Herman, 20; Lin Ge, 22, and Li Ziteng, 24, started the project in January this year and adapted the application from a wheelchair application created in the polytechnic last year. The project, which costs S$500, includes a smartphone application, a controller with two microchips, and a headset that reads brainwave signals. When the user wishes to activate a function, his or her brain...

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