Arduino - Fusion 360 - Python - IR Sensors - Ultrasound - Haptics
Wheelsense - Augmenting the wheelchair
It is all about the people. Danny has cerebral palsy and cortical visual impairment. For one whole amazing week, a group of friends and I immersed ourselves in Danny’s life to understand his daily challenges, identify opportunities to make things better and build solutions for him.
We identified navigation as a big challenge with ramps and edges being specially hard to detect. We augmented his wheelchair and added ramp lateral edge detection, frontal drop off detection and backing assistance through multi-modal feedback.
- Pierre Karashchuk
- Kelly Peng
- Oscar Segovia
- Ryan Sterlich
- Tomás Vega
- Stephanie Valencia
To skip to see the final prototype we built during our weeklong makeathon play the video starting at 3:45