GLASSCHAIR Claudiu Leverenz of München at REHACARE 2017 in Düsseldorf -- REHACARE Trade Fair

GLASSCHAIR Claudiu Leverenz

Görresstr. 38, 80798 München
Germany

Telephone +49 171 3459081
info@glasschair.de

Hall map

REHACARE 2017 hall map (Hall 4): stand G10

Fairground map

REHACARE 2017 fairground map: Hall 4

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.02  Wheelchairs and vehicles
  • 07.02.08  Control and steering units for wheelchairs

Control and steering units for wheelchairs

  • 07  Mobility and walking aids
  • 07.02  Wheelchairs and vehicles
  • 07.02.12  Wheelchair components and accessories

Wheelchair components and accessories

Our products

Product category: Control and steering units for wheelchairs

Hands-Free Wheelchair Driving

Glasschair is a completely hands-free, Google Glass app that enables you to drive your wheelchair using only:

Head motions
Voice commands
No hand interaction with Google Glass is required throughout the whole experience. Starting Glasschair is as simple as saying "OK glass, start driving".

The app then opens, automatically connects to your wheelchair and waits for you to start driving. To drive your wheelchair, all you need to do is nod your head in the desired direction.

To navigate through the app menu, you just need to say "OK glass" to view the list of menu items, available as voice commands. For example, you can send an emergency message or exit the app, among other things.

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Product category: Control and steering units for wheelchairs

Wireless

Glasschair doesn't require any cables to be attached to your Google Glass: it connects to your wheelchair via Bluetooth through the Glasschair adapter.

The fact that Glasschair connects wirelessly to your wheelchair opens up many possibilities for test-driving and showcasing.

For instance, if it takes a lot of effort to switch wheelchairs, you could just try the app out on another wheelchair, which has the adapter installed, without having to be sitting in it: you can think of it as a remote test-drive.

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Product category: Control and steering units for wheelchairs

Safe

Various safety measures and precautions have been taken to make sure that, while using Glasschair, you have full control over your wheelchair, as well as have a quick way to communicate your location in case of an emergency.

The Glasschair system was designed with safety as one of the top priorities. We made sure that your wheelchair is in motion only while it is connected to Google Glass and while the app is running correctly. If you lose the Bluetooth connection to your wheelchair, it won't go wild, rolling on its own.

Another aspect of safety is to be able to get help as fast as possible if something goes wrong. In case of an emergency, a quick voice command immediately sends your current location to a pre-selected contact. They receive an emergency message with a link that enables them to start navigating to your location right away.

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About us

Company details

Story and team behind the app
Glasschair was initially conceived during the "Mobility Services" advanced practical course, which is offered by the Chair for Information Systems (Prof. Krcmar) at the Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich - TUM). The objective of the course was to create a Google Glass app, which has a positive impact on mobility. Since mobility has become a ubiquitous and somewhat commoditized aspect of our everyday life, we decided to focus on ideas that tackle areas with a lack of mobility. After carefully evaluating our options and the capabilities of smart glasses, the idea of Glasschair was born.

Lots of people worldwide, who are relying on wheelchairs, are not able to move their hands. Possible causes are spinal-cord injury, loss of limbs, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and many more. As a result, these people are not able to drive a wheelchair on their own and must completely depend on other people, or highly-expensive and uncomfortable solutions, to move around.

We believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently to help these people get mobile independently, through a more affordable and easy-to-use solution, namely, Glasschair.

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