A Brazilian start-up is working on an wheelchair that could change the life of people with disabilities. The Wheelie is powered by facial movements, making it perfect for those who suffer from celebral palsy, for example. #facepower #facemagic
HOO.BOX Robotics is developing Wheelie, a wheelchair with a laptop that has Intel’s RealSense facial-recognition camera. The camera’s software is capable of capturing and analyzing up to 80 points from a person’s face, making the wheelchair perfect for those who can’t use their hands to move along.
Any person can simply program Wheelie to associate gestures such as a full smile, wrinkled nose, kissy face, with actual movements. In this way, the individual can reach its destination without any external help.
The best part is the technology is capable of distinguishing between commands and involuntary gestures made in common conversation. HOO.BOX wants to bring a version ready for consumers in two years.