MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN
FalconWorks demonstrated in 2016 at USAFA that a modern wheelchair can be controlled with a pair of head mounted Recon-Jet glasses. The cadets won numerous awards and commendations for their work, which now allows a quadraplegic (no hand input) to control two different wheelchairs which have been donated. This work will be extended with new goals for 2016/17. A longer term goal is to interface the glasses, through the cadet developed interface, to contral a donated NASCAR. Funding is being sought to allow this development.
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet (parent of Google) and former CEO of Google attends FalconWorks' NeuroGroove presentation Feb 28, 2017.
Quite a bit of work has been done to provide a simulator upon which a patient can practice "driving" the head controlled wheelchair. This work is continuing.
U.S. Air Force Academy computer science students developed a revolutionary tablet PC-based system called PointScribe which uses sounds and animation to draw children's eyes to the writing surface. We have conducted a study with over 100 children in Pike's Peak area schools and have made the technology available commercially. This technology is patent-pending and has been commercialized by Ultrathera Technologies.
FalconWorks developed a portable, electro-mechanical, ball-joint system with advanced sensors, gyros, and displays for lower body rehabilitation. The platform operates in 3 directional modes (front-back, side-side, and free-play); the on-board processor collects key inputs (time-to-balance, total displacement over time, etc). Specialized desktop software helps therapists to track and analyze progress. This technology is patented and seeking a commercial partner.
NeuMimic was developed by FalconWorks with the active input of prominant local therapists. It is a revolutionary solution for upper-body limb rehabilitation that uses Microsoft Kinect™ motion sensor technology in order to provide an interactive physical therapy program. The NeuMimic program delivers customized exercises, submitted by the patient’s physical therapist, as well as accurate correcting feedback and a physical therapy progress report. When paired with an optional brace worn by the user, the system will provide enhanced accuracy and motion support. A patent application has been filed and commercialization partners are sought.