Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology InvenTeam

Alexandria, VA
Neural-Directed Wheelchair
  • The InvenTeam devised an alternative method for quadriplegics and amputees to move.
  • Using an electrode cap to translate EEG M-rhythm or neurosignals from the user’s brain to a microprocessor in the wheelchair, the user can move by just thinking about it; no physical movement is required.
  • InvenTeam teacher Paul Cammer donned the electrode cap as the test subject during wheelchair demos at the MIT finale event.
  • The InvenTeam received a 2009 Continuation Grant.