07/29/2017 at 17:43 •
The new PCB's are in for the EMG. Hopefully with these cleaner connections and gold plating we can see cleaner signals. The new prototype is coming together well for our trip to China! The fabric electrodes are also much cleaner for the new mount.
07/24/2017 at 17:04 •
This our second attempt at a forearm brace. With the old one, we found it a little too cumbersome and heavy, especially for a patient who's muscles are already weak. Also the old brace was prone to slip if you moved your arm too much which would shift the EMG meaning that we could be reading from the wrong target muscle. This solution uses a lighter fabric, and an athletic grip tape to hold in place. We also redid the fabric electrodes to be cleaner and adjustable!
This brace also allows us to incorporate our central housing unit, so maybe it wasn't a waste!
More updates and pics about aesthetics and new EMG pcb's coming soon!
07/23/2017 at 22:19 •
With our impending trip to China, we've been working a lot on the prototype, and its presentation. A short list of impending updates such as:
new EMG PCB's will be here within the week.
A new sleeve that is less bulky, and won't slip
Utilization of a the central housing unit we made earlier.
Heat shrink tubing to help with wire management and cleaner aesthetics.
A small GUI made with MATLAB to better show what our project is doing in realtime.
I'll be uploading some more pictures and files soon!
We're excited for the Assistive Technologies portion of the Hackaday contests!
06/29/2017 at 17:05 •
We were just announced as US Semi Finalists for the Intel Young Makers Competition! This means that a team of us will travel to China in August to compete internationally!
Big Thanks to Intel and everyone who has helped with this project!
06/22/2017 at 20:22 •
Altium just tweeted us out and posted our project on their facebook!
It's pretty cool to get some exposure from a company like them! Thanks!
06/16/2017 at 18:42 •
We just published for the first time on Hackster.io for Intel's Young Maker Competition!
We will be looking for more opportunities through Hackster as well as potentially upgrading to using an Ardiuno 101 for bluetooth and and its built-in accelerometer and gyroscope.
Check it out here: https://www.hackster.io/purdue-mind/purdue-exomind-glove-1b32dc
06/15/2017 at 19:21 •
We just saw that this project was featured on the home page!
Being completely new to Hackaday up until now, this is very exciting. Big thanks to them for featuring us! This whole process has been a lot of fun, and I am excited to see where this will take us!
06/15/2017 at 15:35 •
A small back log about some competition things we have completed.
We recently completed our application to the DEBUT Venturewell competition as well as the Purdue BMES competition where we will enter as an undergrad team!
During the upcoming school year we will be looking at continuing the development of this project.
Hopefully we will find some more potential competitions for us to compete in!
06/14/2017 at 15:20 •
The prototype is finally done and we are super excited with our first version.
Check out the video we made to better show the need met by the ExoMIND Glove and a little bit about how it works!