- OPEN SOURCE
- WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE
- KIDS & EDUCATION
- RECYCLING & UPCYCLING
- ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
- 3D PRINTING
- HOME AUTOMATION
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- YOUNG MAKERS (< 18)
- FASHION & WEARABLES
- ARTISANS & NEW CRAFT
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- MUSIC & SOUND
- STEAM PUNK
- 3D SCANNING
- NEW MANUFACTURING
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE
The idea of the project came from us: one day we decided to do something for a friend that ended up in a wheelchair after car accident.
To detect where you want to go,we used a camera that scans pupils’ position and facial expressions. The computer receives data from the camera which sends it through Bluetooth to the MCU after having elaborated it. The MCU manages wheels movements on the basis of the data obtained and moves physically the wheel through an electronic circuit.
Our project aims at the development of automation applied to people unable to do certain movements. In addition to moving a wheelchair, this control system will be able to carry out a lot of daily functions that can hardly be carried out without specific help.
Federico Gualdi, Roberto Lucchisani, Nicholas Silvestri
Since he was a child, he has always attended social groups,such as scout, Pensare Politico and MSAC (students' movement of Catholic association) and he has become a member of the organizers of this final one.
He's always played football in a local team.
He attended ITTS Belluzzi Da Vinci in Rimini specialised in automation. During the fifth year, he created a project, Optical Wheelchair, which has been rewarded at 'Fast,Giovani e le.Scienze' with accreditation for a fair in Brazil. During the same year, he had been the rapresenter of his institute in Emilia Romagna.
Federico Gualdi was born in Rimini on 19th January 1998. He has always distinguished himself at school by the knowledge he had, in particular during high schools, where he studied automation for 5 years at ITTS Belluzzi-da Vinci in Rimini. After graduating with a diploma of 88/100, he will study automation-engineering at the University of Bologna.
During his fifth year he realized a project, Optical Wheelchair, which was awarded at "I Giovani e le Scienze 2017", event organized by F.A.S.T., winning accreditation for Mostratec - International Science and Technological Fair.
Nicholas Silvestri was born on the 3rd November 1998 in Rimini. He grew up with his parents, an older sister and a younger sister. He practised Karate for 11 years and now he is a black belt. He attended ITTS Belluzzi Da Vinci in Rimini specialised in automation with a diploma of 83/100. He wants to study automation-engineering at the University of Bologna.
During the fifth year, he realized a project, Optical Wheelchair, which was awarded at "I Giovani e le Scienze 2017", event organized by F.A.S.T., winning accreditation for Mostratec - International Science and Technological Fair, which will take place in Brazil.