How about driving a robotic wheelchair using facial
Gestures like smile, half smile, sticking tongue out, etc. can be assigned to specific wheelchair movements like move forward, turn left/right, and stop. A 3D camera can detect those facial expressions accurately and maneuver the wheelchair in the desired direction.
For those who may have trouble with facial expressions, Wheelie can also be controlled by head movement. A “kiss” facial expression can activate Wheelie and moving the head forward or back can make Wheelie move in those directions.
If a person is able to speak, the wheelchair can also recognize voice commands. Simple commands like “Move Forward”, “Turn Right” and “Stop”. At present, Wheelie understands commands in English and Portuguese.
If you want to know more about Wheelie:
Press Release (English)
| Press Release (Portuguese)