Our team of 4 wanted to automate daily functions that may seem like an inconvenience to a large audience. We came up with the idea of controlling functions of a smartphone or smarthouse without the need of a standardized interface for the user.
The example we ended up using for proof of concept was controlling an MP3 player and the audio files associated with it.
The regulated platform for the 2014 HackUmass competition was the Arduino Uno which features the ATmega328 microcontroller. We used an MP3 shield to make the interfacing and library management a bit easier. The final setup of the design was to
have an armband-like attachment on the upper arm to house the Uno and shield. Wires were then run along down the user's arm to a gyroscope attached fixture around the hand. The gyroscope would capture data of the user's hand movements and execute functions based
upon the motions. In our proof of concept design, the end user was able to control volume levels, skip forward, skip back, pause/play songs, as well as shuffle through a preset playlist.