Light-guided environmental control device
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The application of the light-guided environmental control device will greatly increase the quality of life of certain persons with disabilities. This hands-free mechanism will allow the user to perform many daily tasks without the need of an aid. It is an environmental control and a wheelchair control that is driven by a light emitting head switch. One of the main foci of the project is to remove many of the cumbersome control switches being implemented today, and replacing them with one compact model. This product is to perform all operations currently performed by head arrays and switches, as well as standard joysticks. It is being designed to be used primarily by those people without the use of their limbs, especially those looking to gain a great deal of independence.
Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
Marsden, Brent D., Frank Breau, R. J. Ellwood, Toby Johnson, Jenna Lewis, Jebediah McCluskey, Ying Sun, Musa Jouaneh, and Robert Comerford. "Light-guided environmental control device." Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 30, (2004): 37-38. https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mcise_facpubs/449