wireless vibration stimulus project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by razorcutter, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. razorcutter

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    i am a doctor and I don't know even the ABC of electronics. So kindly bear in mind the stupid questions i may raise here

    i want to create an electronic gadget which

    has a transmitter and a receiver which communicate through wireless protocols

    transmitter- must have 2 or 3 buttons. i will be pressing these buttons for 1 second max. They must activate the vibrators in the receiver end

    receiver - must have 2 or 3 vibrators. the amount of vibration in a cell phone will be quite sufficient. i want to place these 2 or 3 vibrators on different parts of skin

    how do i go about this project. kindly guide me
     
  2. MrChips

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    Doable, but requires some knowledge of electronics.
    Just as I wouldn't attempt any kind of surgical operation on anyone.
    You can actually buy the tiny vibrators used in cell phones.
     
  3. sirch2

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    The easiest route for a new comer is probably to use available modules and this probably means a micro-controller (PIC/Arduino) at either end with radio modules (one option may be bluetooth but other radio modules are available). Driving the vibrators would just need a transistor driven from one of the micro controller pins.

    You could do it without micro-controllers but that is probably a bit more challenging.

    You could write phone app to act as the controller/transmitter over bluetooth but that is a whole other learning curve, not too difficult though.
     
  4. MrChips

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    How far away will you be from the patient?
    You can use IR.

    A simple solution would be to use a TV/VCR/DVD universal remote.
    The receiver part is not difficult to build with some technical assistance.
     
  5. wayneh

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    There are commercial devices for locating often-lost items like keys or remotes. (Just google "key finder".) They beep when triggered remotely. It seems like it might be a simple hack to buzz a cellphone motor instead. Some are already color coded so that you can find more than one object by activating the appropriate color.
     
  6. mcgyvr

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    There are also commercial remote controlled "sexual vibrators" that do exactly that too..
     
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