Bite force transducer embedded in a gumshield Answered
I am a quadriplegic and paralysed from the shoulders down. I am working on a project to allow me to control a go kart.
I have limited use of my arms which should allow me to control the steering but I am trying to get another degree of freedom to control acceleration and/or braking
One of the ideas is to use a piezoelectric type force transducer in the mouth to control and acceleration via an arduino or similar.
The transducer would detect bite force and it would be converted into control signals for the throttle and/or brake. It would be embedded in a gumshield and it would be acceptable to have a cable coming from the front of it to the control System.
I am wondering has anyone worked on such a project and could anyone point me in the right direction please.
The gumshield may end up looking something like the image here.