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Mind Controlled Fan for ALS or Paralyzed patients

Shared by Bhuvnesh Tanwar on 2015-09-25 07:28

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So with no muscular movement the person can do small chores like turning On a fan or AC or TV.

The setup requires the patient to wear an EEG headset and concentrate for a few seconds on the object. The headset then captures the live electrical brainwaves and sends these brainwaves to a computer application for analysis. If the recorded concentration values reaches the set threshold values of concentration Then a control signal is sent to a microprocessor attached to the fan and thus turns it On. Turning it off requires the same procedure.

You can read the instructions in the file attached.

More info: http://www.instructables.com/member/BhuvneshT1/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

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I saw a man in my neighborhood who was completely bed ridden due to paralysis. He could not even pickup a glass of water for himself, completely dependent on others for everything. A person who always lived on his own terms was now helpless. I really wanted to do something for that guy to bring a genuine little smile of happiness on his face. So I came up with this project that uses a persons' EEG (electrical impulses generated in brain) signals also called brainwaves from his head to switch on a fan.

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