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Eye Tracking to Control a Wearable Neck Exoskeleton

Semester: Summer 2023


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The purpose of this research project is to use eye-tracking to enable control of a powered neck exoskeleton for people with disabilities such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Patients with ALS experience progressive neck muscle weakness. Eventually, they lose the ability to support the weight of the head and control head movements. This can have a significant impact on their quality of life, affecting their ability to communicate and interact with their environment. ||I am using a commercial, head-mounted eye-tracking device (Pupil Labs) in conjunction with a single-board computer (LattePanda 3 Delta) to control the neck exoskeleton. The gaze controlled robotic neck exoskeleton will allow individuals with disabilities to position their head freely and naturally, imposing less restriction than current alternatives such as static cervical collars, which significantly limit range of motion.|

Presenter Name: Kin Blandford

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #30
College: Engineering
School / Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research Mentor: Haohan Zhang
Date | Time: Thursday, Aug 3rd | 9:00 AM