My name is Steven Tan. I have been doing a research on an exoskeleton prototype for quadriplegia patient. This prototype concept (Steelforce One) is to allow full paralyzed patient to move their body and do their daily work without having the need of help of others. They could walk, sit, sleep, move their arm to eat and etc on their own. This machine is potentially to be used as physiotherapy machine for people having trouble of movement in hospitals and patients who had stroke, spinal cord injuries or other sickness.
It is possible to control the device with voice, and even brainwave technology. We have researched on the possibility of using brainwave to control, however the response is not so fluid because the brainwave technology is still not mature yet. The brainwave technology will improve by time and we can upgrade the system as new technology is available in the market. Currently we are using brainwave headset controller gyromouse to control the system.
The system is currently built with embedded system and therefore we can add on as many functions and movement as it is developing further more. The prototype is also built with a computer and a software that allow the patient to type on the computer and interact with other people. Sensors will be added soon to allow better movement and control system.
This is the third prototype as I have been upgrading the function from time to time. I have been doing this research since 2010 and the structure design has been upgraded a lot since the beginning of the process.
We are looking for investors and joint-venture for further research, manufacture and market the product. We will provide you with more details if you require more information about the prototype. Please contact me if you are interested on my research and would like to get more information about it.
I have also a video to show you about the project progress.
Please contact me through my email: [email protected]