Because Pearl Hacks offered so many different types of hardware that aren't normally accessible to us, we wanted to take the opportunity to experiment with one of them. We ended up choosing the Myo because we were interested in its gesture control function. In addition, we first wanted to check out Android app development during a workshop at Pearl Hacks. We came to the idea of making a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome exercise/stretch app because of the Myo's gesture presets, which are very similar to the exercises used to relieve CTS symptoms. It seemed useful and relatively easy to do. Oh, how wrong we were.
What it does
Right now it's a simple app that displays the correctly ways to perform CTS stretches using pictures we took, as well as a short description.
How we built it
We used Android Studio to make the app frame, and Lua to create the Myo Connection scripts. We have yet to integrate the two, however.
Challenges we ran into
It was our first time using Android Studio and Myo, so we ran into many problems. The Android app is unable to change screens even if you go on the menu, and Myo is unable to detect the LOVE2D program that runs on the computer.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're happy that we made an app in the first place, as well as being able to use Myo to control online games even if it doesn't work on the game we made.
What we learned
We learned how to use Android App studio and Myo's SDK, as well as using third party libraries in Lua.
What's next for Carpal Tunnel Vision
We'd like for the app to actually work?