Bill Binko from ATMakers.org with some assistance from some FIRST Robotics teams have developed another great piece of assistive technology for a young girl with cerebral palsy. It is an IoT door opener that she activates with her eye tracking PRC tablet.
Uses and Adafruit M0 Wi-Fi feather, a small motor and some additional hardware. Total cost about $70 worth of parts and volunteer labor.
The video also shows how she uses the eye tracking tablet to speak commands to Alexa to operate her fire TV.
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Fantastic project and video. Her irrepressible happiness and excitement was a joy to see. A great reminder that, while we can sometimes affect others in a profound way with the smallest of gestures, technology allows us to amplify that effect.
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