Control a wheelchair using an EEG headset and Arduino

Arduino TeamNovember 25th, 2020

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In an effort to help provide paralyzed patients with an easier way to operate their wheelchairs, these makers have developed a system that uses an OpenBCI brainwave cap to collect electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) signals, literally from a user’s head. Data is then sent to a PC running OpenBCI software and passed along to an Arduino Uno via Bluetooth for control.

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The project is outlined in its Instructables post, starting off with four controlling four LEDs and progressing to a simple two-wheel drive vehicle. From there, a rather impressive model of a wheelchair was constructed, and moved in much the same way.

You can see it in action, starting at around 4:30 in the video below.

Source: Arduino Blog