The goal of this project was to create a device that allowed someone with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to work (semi-)independently in a professional environment. The professional environment chosen in this project was that of a pizza place, where the device could be used for topping the pizza. Furthermore, this device had to be controlled using an electromyogram (EMG), thus the focus also laid in how to use this unconventional input in such a way that it lead to an intuitive control of the device.
Someone with DMD slowly losses the power in his/her muscles. This usually would prevent them from working. Although, they are losing power in their muscles a signal is still sent to the muscles and the muscles are still activating. This can thus be read out by means of an EMG. Since someone with DMD hardly has any power in his/her arms this kind of input was experimented with over buttons.