Inspiration

We wanted to create a program that would incorporate the myo armband and also morse code. Our work will also helped those who are unable to send text messages, the ability to do so with simple gestures.

What it does

MorseSMS allows one to use hand gestures to type in morse code using the myo armband. During this process one is also given suggestions to improve the speed of the message typing while hearing every word added. The user then has the ability to send the text as SMS.

How we built it

The program is written in Javascript, and is run on Node.js. We also implement the express framework and the Socket.IO library. To use the armband, we use the myo package found on npm. With the use of ResponsiveVoiceJS we included Text to Speech for every word added. Lastly, we implemented the Bing and Twilio APIs.

Challenges we ran into

Our biggest challenge was our lack of experience with Node.js and the frameworks we used. The Myo Armband can also be inconsistent with how it reads gestures, sometimes it is very sensitive and sometimes you have to make a lot of movement before it can read your input.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We got most of our work done about 6 hours before submission. First hackathon that we did where we actually completed the hack. First hardware hack.

What we learned

We learned a great deal about Javascript in general but especially for Node.js and Socket.io.

What's next for MorseSMS

Better word suggesting, two armbands at once, death ray.

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