Eye-Controlled Wheelchair Wins Top Design Award
A wheelchair controlled by the user’s eye movement has scooped the top prize at a Dragons Den style design competition.
Leading housing and care provider, Blackwood, recently held its Student Design Competition which discovers, and champions, new and innovative ideas that aim to improve standards of living for those with physical or mental disabilities.
The winner was Oxford University student, Kirubin Pillay who will receive invaluable backing from Blackwood and its’ partners in a bid to make his creative design into a working reality that could offer a life changing transport facility for many people with severe physical disabilities.
The remarkable design is based on a typical electric wheelchair. An electric module has been added to the frame which communicates with the current wheelchair electronics and this, in turn, is also connected to a commercial eye-tracker and laptop that is mounted on the back of the chair.
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Eye-Controlled Wheelchair Wins Top Design Award - 23 Feb 2015
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