Project Description

Category:
– Research

Platforms:
Thalmic MYO armband
– Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad)
– Google Android

Target:
– New digital interaction systems

Description:
Brunel_University_LogoYour muscles talk, MYO listens, we translate.
Our research and development project based on THALMICLABS MYO aims to create a new interaction system for elderly, disable and low mobility individuals. It is an armband that lets you use the electrical activity in your muscles to remotely control your computer, phone, and other favorite digital technologies. Thalmic MYO can be a great opportunity for elderly people to find a new user experience and interaction paradigm with new technologies.

 

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thalmic myoWe worked with a network of companies and Brunel University to create a new interaction paradigm for elderly, disabled and low mobility individuals.

The collaboration project between Brunel University and Qwince

“Major project DM3306” was run in collaboration with Qwince Ltd. The collaborative project’s objective was to develop the user experience and gestural input of MYO wearable technology for people with low mobility. Qwince reviewed all developments during the process for further development if possible.

What is the problem?

The majority of elderly people raised objections to  having any interaction with digital devices. The MYO armband aims to help people with low mobility enjoy a  more efficient and effective lifestyle. We are working on a compromise between a few negative comments such as “it feels too sharp, it looks very complex” and the many benefits  digital interaction can offer those in need of such a device.

The solution

Qwince prepared a mobile app prototype to evaluate the activity level of elderly people by analysing reaction times to predefined stimuli. Our prototype lets users request assistance (emergency calls), or listen to the radio using simple controls. A completely new user experience and user interface for elderly, disable and low mobility individuals.

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Above are some pictures of our prototype and contact us for further information.