Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that affects millions of people throughout the world. Tremors are the most well-known symptom of Parkinson's disease, but other indicators include bradykinesia (slowed movement), movement disruption (balance and coordination issues), and changes in speech, such as a low, soft voice (hypophonia) or difficulty speaking (dysarthria).
People suffering from Parkinson's disease typically have impaired movement and are unable to use keyboards, touchscreens, or mouse devices as easily as others. This is a big issue because such flaws affect millions of individuals worldwide.
This project will create a new way for people who do not have the dexterity to navigate the internet with ease, due to them having Parkinson’s or other mobility-affecting diseases, to be able to surf the internet with ease.
- The device will have 6 digital buttons for inputs, being able to distinguish between different modes.
- The 6 buttons include page up, page down, next content, previous content, new tab and mode button. The mode button then changes to shortcuts to webpages such as Google, Facebook or even YouTube.
- The software will be a link between the device and the user’s computer, telling the computer what input the user provided and what that input translates to.
Summary and Accomplishments
We’ve got the device to communicate with node-red. When the API receives an input, it will update a text on-screen to display that the button is on.
Make it more reliable and accessible Cheaper
Faster/more streamlined code