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Headset Control For a Wheelchair
Short Description: Study how it would be possible to control a wheelchair with a low-cost headset detecting biosignals such as NIA
Coordinator: AndreaBonarini (andrea.bonarini@polimi.it)
Tutor: MatteoMatteucci (matteo.matteucci@polimi.it)
Collaborator: MatteoMatteucci (matteo.matteucci@polimi.it)
Students: RobertoVandone (roberto.vandone@gmail.com)
Research Area: BioSignal Analysis
Research Topic: Robot development
Start: 2009/09/26
End: 2009/12/22
Status: Closed
Level: Bs
Type: Thesis

The aim of this project is to create a control with a low-cost biosensor for a wheelchair. The system has been implemented on LURCH the shared autonomy wheelchair developed at AIRLab.

To achieve this purpose was used OCZ's NIA [NIA], whose cost is under 100€.


The NIA can detect brain waves (EEG) muscle movements (EMG) and eye movements (EOG).

In this project we have only used the muscular movements, as it is less subject to electromagnetic disturbances and learning easier.

We have developed two modes of operation: with a preset destination and a mode of free movements

The thesis work is available in the Discussion page for AIRWiki users, or upon request to the Coordinator.