Andy Pinkard (Berkshire Remap) writes:
I have a project that involves vibration (or haptic) feedback to a young autistic girl. While it is early days, and the requirements aren’t yet fully understood, it is likely that the system will have to accept a number of binary inputs associated with her position, output a variety of vibration profiles to one or more vibration motors. It may also be required to process an audio feed from iPad applications to determine whether certain goals have been achieved. The iPad apps already exist and cannot be altered to provide any custom signaling.
My chosen route is Arduino (actual the Atmel AVR series) using a variety of existing Arduino peripherals, primarily because I have an existing development environment and reasonable experience.
I wondered whether there is sufficient interest amongst panel members to establish a community interested in Arduino (or other embedded platform) based projects. While they are few and far between currently, I feel that they are likely to become more prevalent, especially as we look to integrate a variety of other sensors (inc voice), and controls.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org