This week on the Pulse, we're using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair.
MindRDR: MindRDR is an open source application that connects Google Glass with a device to monitor brain activity, allowing users to take pictures and share them on Twitter or Facebook without physical or verbal interaction.
Walking with Toyota: This fall, Toyota will begin trial leasing of newly developed clinical research versions of its Walk Training Assist and Balance Training Assist robots to 20 medical facilities in Japan.
Smartphone endoscopy: The Endockscope is a unique lens and docking system used to connect a smartphone to an endoscope. It is composed of three components: a phone adapter to attach an endoscope eyepiece to the camera of a smartphone, a zoom lens for the smartphone camera, and a portable LED white light source.
Lightweight mobility chair: At 38 pounds, the Zinger is likely the world's lightest folding chair for enhanced mobility. It can take riders a distance of 8 miles at up to 6 miles per hour.