I have a long time person that has been a tremendous supporter of Neil Squire, that is a quadriplegic - no use of limbs. He actually was in the rehab hospital GF Strong with Neil, Terry Fox, etc. He’s an OG in the independent living movement.
For his work in property appraisal, he is hoping to use a drone to survey sites where he physically can not get (over buildings, etc). A friend has lent him a very nice Traxxas Aton drone, Go Pro, etc.
The thought was he would be able to use the LipSync as a controller, instead of a traditional handheld one. It also looks like there may be an app that allows drone control through that, so it may be an easier path to get him in the sky.
I’m swamped at work, so would love a hand if someone wanted to play with this and figure out a way for a LipSync (or perhaps some other control input) could be used to fly the drone.
Project has had a couple starts and stops. Microsoft as part of a hackathon had some code working on a RC car, but at the end of the “OneWeek” hackathon was the end of the momentum. UBC students did some hard wiring into a smaller toy drone and were going to take this on, but COVID stopped UBC student groups from a lot of community engagement. I can start digging for those resources, but I think we’ll quickly find that it is an incomplete solution.
I have all the equipment (drone, gopro), but am looking for someone that wants to champion the project and get it going for Don.
I also know a couple other people that are looking to use something similar, namely Jim from the first Access Makeathon that wants to fly model planes (he was a West Jet pilot pre-injury).
PS there is a VHS-Makers-Making-Change slack channel, where I will cross post as well.