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    Augmented Reality in a Wheelchair

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    Glasschair, a new application developed for Google Smart Glass at the Technical University of Munich, offers hands-free operation to wheelchair-bound individuals. This could be a real boon to amputees or those who have lost the use of their hands due to injury or disease.
    Linked to the wheelchair through an adapter and a Bluetooth connection, the app enables chair control via intuitive head movements and voice commands. The user can modify speed and direction, as well as call for help by sending an emergency message to a predetermined contact.
    The message is accompanied by a Google Maps link indicating the location of the wheelchair. The system is compatible with most modern electric wheelchairs and is available for testing in Munich. Still in its evaluation stage, Glasschair is not yet available for purchase.

    Learn more on wheelchairs on MedicalExpo.com


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    Michael Halpern is a US-born and bred writer with experience in radio. He has lived in southern France for 15 years.

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