Hacking a Car (03:04)
Dr. Jordan Nguyen and 13-year-old Riley, who suffers from cerebral palsy, created a technology that allows Riley to control technological devices like lights and fans. Riley wants to drive a car; Nguyen is going to see if it is possible.
Reflecting Sound (03:18)
Because Riley will theoretically use his eyesight to control a car, there is an issue of watching the road while he drives. Nguyen meets Chris Bertuch, a blind man who uses a technique similar to echolocation to see the world.
Receptors of Touch (02:30)
Nguyen and Dr. Fiona Kerr discuss neuroscience. She describes how the brain adapts in those without site. Nguyen asks if it is possible to purpose Riley's senses.
Prototype Vehicle (03:00)
Nguyen explains the current design that should allow Riley to control a car. The many devices required must be able to communicate for the system to work correctly.
Trial and Error (03:14)
Nguyen and his team demonstrate a system that will inform Riley via vibrations when a collision is imminent. Their laser sensor recognizes invisible objects and is not working properly.
Vibrations and Obstacles (01:49)
Through a driving game Nguyen designed, Riley practices driving a virtual car that uses the same technology he will use to operate a real car. Riley's father and Nguyen discuss getting a chair into a buggy that will fit Riley.
Coming to Reality (03:27)
Darren Lomman delivers the buggy that the team will outfit for Riley. A software engineering intern creates software that allows the computer to control the movement of the car.
Testing the Buggy (03:40)
The team creates a track on a soccer field for Riley to drive through. Riley sees the buggy for the first time and the team secures his special chair.
Overcoming Challenges (04:46)
After practicing all day, issues with the buggy and technology arise, including the brakes and the sensitivity of the EOG Signals.
Credits: Becoming Superhuman Part 2—Catalyst (00:06)
Credits: Becoming Superhuman Part 2—Catalyst
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