Wheelchair head control development at Now Technologies Inc.

From December 2014, I have been working for Now Technologies Inc. as an algorithm developer.
The main goal was to create a system for wheelchair users, which enables them to drive with head movement.
My main tasks at the startup are:

  • Derive a sensor fusion algorithm especially for head orientation estimation.
  • Detect typical head movements (pitching, turning)
  • Design a comfortable driving experience based on head motion
  • Compensate magnetic field distortions, gyro drift
  • Develop applications for Android and PC to monitor orientations, configure sensors.

At June 2015, the company managed to showcase the 1.0 version at a conference, see the video below:

Head over to nowtech.hu to find out more!