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  • Discover the versatility of our e-Health Sensor PlatformAugust 22, 2016

    e-Health Sensor Platform Complete Kit

    Tracking Kit (GPRS+GPS)

    Buy now

    One of our key products is the e-Health Sensor Platform Complete Kit and this is not by chance. It is one of the most complete IoT kits for prototyping and developing low cost medical applications. Besides, it is fully compatible with the most well-known boards: Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

    It is available with 10 different sensors which allow to monitor the most important parameters of a patient: pulse and oxygen in blood, blood pressure, concentration of glucose in blood, breathing, body temperature, heart electrical and muscular functions, electrical conductivity of the skin, electrical activity of muscles or patient position.

    The fact of being compatible with Arduino and Raspberry Pi enables the e-Health Sensor Platform to upload wirelessly the biometric data gathered to the cloud. The communication protocols available are WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, 802.15.4 and 4G/3G/GPRS. This enables a data visualization in a web or mobile app.

    Whatch this video to know some e-Health Sensor Platform components and functionalities.

    This platform to measure biometric parameters has been chosen for researchers and developers to design applications which can help to make people life easier. In Cooking Hacks blog, it can be found some real application examples of how the e-Health Sensor Platform can be used:

    We put at your disposal the e-Health Sensor Platform V2.0 for Arduino and Raspberry Pi step-by-step tutorial which explain down to the last detail which components compund the kit and how do they work. It also explains how to integrate it with Arduino and Raspberry Pi boards.

    There is not excuse for developing medical applications with our e-Health Sensor Platform Complete Kit with all this inspiration examples and all the info we put at your disposal in our tutorials.

  • A new update on e-Wheelchair project using e-Health Sensor PlatformMarch 25, 2015

    The e-Wheelchair project

    For almost a year now we have been following and supporting the e-Wheelchair project by Philip Case. You will certainly remember this amazing project in which Phil, aka “The Captain”, is developing a mind-controlled wheelchair using Neurosky products, Vuzix smart glasses, Mindwave Mobile and the Mindflex EEG and implementing Cooking Hacks e-Health Sensor Platform for body monitoring (e-Wheelchair project part1part2).

    What's new?

    The e-Wheelchair has a logo: Phil and his wife have designed a logo and a slogan. It's inspired by the glasses and the mind controlling the wheelchair. The slogan reads: “Power on your mind, move to freedom... ”. Hopefully it will help to bring the project to light and to stand out now that he's starting to promote it.

    Power on your mind, move to freedom...
    Power on your mind, move to freedom...

    Phil wearing his glasses

    Ups & Downs and Go Fund Me campaign

    Sarah Bennett, who is helping Phil and writing about him on her blog Tech and Toast, started a Go Fund Me page in order to collect everything necessary for the e-Wheelchair. Phil uses a Panasonic Toughbook because of its rugged design and shock protection but unfortunately somebody stole it while he was undergoing surgery. This Toughbook is essential for him since he only has use of one hand. Another drawback on this courageous journey was that last month Phil fell while getting into the chair. He hurt his back and has to have surgery again.

    But it's not all bad news, of course. Last thing we know is that the laptop has been funded by Vuzix, a technology firm that's supporting Phil, and the project keeps moving forward. He is using the Vuzix M100 smart glasses that he won in a competition. These glasses are controlled by voice and gesture and give you the functionality of a smartphone so it's very helpful to enhance the user experience. They also support native Android Apps so the e-Health Sensor Platform application is displayed on the glasses for real time view.

    More good news: Phil has now a Prusa i3 printer. A 3D printer is important because he can make himself the housings for the wheelchair and any customized parts he needs instead of having to buy them all.

    Another improvement to the wheelchair is the add-on kit. Now the project becomes portable and that way more affordable for people that don't want to buy a new wheelchair or don't have the funds.

    The e-Health Sensor Platform Expansion Box

    Complete eWheelchair and sensors

    As we said before, the e-Wheelchair includes the e-Health Sensor Shield to monitor vital signs such as Airflow, Galvanic Skin Response or ECG.

    Phil has designed and built an Expansion Box for the e-Health Platform. It's in a special built housing, covered in liquid rubber and waterproof. He included a display to visualize the data. The shield is powered by renewable energy through solar panels and a pair of dynamos.

    He also incorporated an additional part so that only the user or medical professionals can view it, since data protection is now a priority.

    The e-Health Sensor Platform has been extended in lengths so that patients can move from the e-Wheelchair to their bed and still be connected for monitoring Body Position, Airflow (Sleep Apnea), ECG, Body Temperature, SPO2 and Blood Pressure.

    The next stage Phil is looking into is to make the Blood Glucose system wireless. He is going to use a CGM device (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) with transmitter and receiver connected to the e-Health Platform in order to display the data on the Expansion Box, the M100 SmartGlasses and sent it to the cloud for either a doctor o carer to have access to. All of this focusing on protecting people's personal and confidential details.

    After these intense months Phil keeps working hard and carries on with his project. What started as a small plan is getting bigger and bigger. Now he's looking at exhibiting it as much as possible.

    We will be following up Phil's work and keep you posted about the e-Wheelchair progress.

  • More info about the e-Wheelchair project by Philip CaseNovember 14, 2014

    The e-Wheelchair project

    Surely you remember the e-Wheelchair project that Philip Case, aka Cap, from UK, is developing.


    Cap is creating an all purpose e-Wheelchair controlled by mind using Neurosky products. He is also implementing Cooking Hacks e-Health system to monitor vital body parameters such as ECG or Blood Glucose.

    Safety and Communication

    Today, we want to share with all of you some information about safety and communication. Cap feels it is an important point of the project and it would be nice to dedicate this post to explain something about it.

    Cap has included an automatic stop functionality to prevent the chair hitting people accidentally. He has included in the wheelchair several ultrasound sensors, one on each footrest and one behind. In the first picture you can see one of them.

    There will be 3 in total: all adjustable for distance and area covered. They will be fitted in the footrests and the rear of the chair.

    How does the system work?

    This sensors will stop the wheelchair at a set distance - if the chair comes near to anyone or anything, the chair will put the potentiometer to 0, stopping the chair from hitting people's legs in forward, or preventing hitting them if someone walks behind chair during reversing. It is an important part of the e-Wheelchair project due to the over 200lbs in weight travelling at any speed... The chair in motion can be very heavy and a dangerous machine, this system will work similar to the cars with Cruise Control that slow down when a car is nearing its sensors.

    The second picture shows the communication device. It is easily stacked on the Arduino board. It helps to alert 3rd party if there are any problem and allows Internet connection. It can also be used to transmit location with built in GPS.

    e-Wheelchair Project
    e-Wheelchair Project

    Cooking Hacks is giving technical support to Cap, helping him promoting his project and following his story closely! NeuroSky is providing him the equipment and development software free of charge to help people live better lives with the e-Wheelchair.

    We are sure this project has a lot of potential and is relatively cheap compared to wheelchairs without such advances and tech. We will post more info as the project move forward!

    Great job Cap!!
  • The e-Wheelchair: a project powered by NeuroSky and Cooking Hacks e-Health v2May 22, 2014

    Today, we are glad to present you Philip Case, aka Cap, e-Wheelchair project. We started talking with Cap a couple of weeks ago, via Twitter, and he surprised us with his really incredible idea: an all purpose e-Wheelchair controlled by mind using Neurosky products only!

    PhilipFirst of all, lets introduce Philip and his story: he is a 42 year old english maker, who has been disabled after injuring his C Spine in an accident. He has a good mind but not the body to do the things he wants: he has his left hand amputated after his accident as nerves had been damaged. He has also RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Nerve Dystrophy) caused by the accident which led to his health condition.

    He has an implant from Medtronic fitted over 20 years ago as an experiment: a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted across his C spine directly on him... The other implant is a painful needle that sits under his skin, wich constantly monitor his diabetes and regularly sends info from a small transmitter. The e-Health V2 implemented in the e-Wheelchair is very important for remove this implant and will help so many people now and in the future. But it's only the first step...

    He might have only one hand and be wheelchair dependent but the hand and thumb he has work perfect, as does his mind. He his fighting hard everyday in order to use EEG signals to control an special wheelchair (he cannot use a normal chair due to his injuries and he is not permitted to use a conventional electric wheelchair as he got spasms in his right arm and it could be a hazard).

    His idea and the work he has done so far is based around the NeuroSky Mindwave Mobile and the Mindflex EEG. He has managed to control forward and reverse, and steering will use 2 low level lasers with a beam that will work as steering and a deadman switch.

    He is also working in the implementation of the e-Health system by Cooking Hacks to monitor vital body parameters such as ECG or Blood Glucose.

    The other sensors will also be part of the e-Wheelchair, as he has named it (Cap told us it is his "baby project" ;). In adition, it will also incorporate a GSM/GPRS module along with a body position sensor. He is thinking also in the conection with a tablet or phone using both Bluetooth and USB. His idea is to give independence to the user, as everything can be monitored remotely!

    He is using the Arduino based system as he thinks is the easiest way to put all the parts together, all code is available and he can focus on the chair setup. The main effort now is to control it over the EEG mind control. He is improving this part right now.

    Cooking Hacks is giving technical support to Cap, helping him promoting his project and following his story closely! NeuroSky is providing him the equipment and development software free of charge to help people live better lives with the e-Wheelchair.

    We feel this project has a lot of potential and is relatively cheap compared to wheelchairs without such advances and tech!

    We will post more info as the project move forward!

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