Oki, the Siksika Nation Robotics Club are working on an open source robotic prosthetic hand and arm. The team is composed of 7 grade nine students interested in science and technology, who meet twice a week after school to work on their project. This is the clubs first year as a robotics team and they are very excited to be developing this project. The robotic arm will be controlled by the user’s brain waves.
In order to allow brain waves to control the hand the user will wear an EEG (electroencephalograph) electrodes on their head. The electrodes will record the signal and send it to the robotic hand. The control for the arm is being coded using open source coding and parts. The club is working on this project to help members of the community that may require a prosthetic hand.