Hugo Silva´s claw achieves 2nd place at the Pixels Camp
by IT on 20-10-2016
Wolverino, a new project of Hugo Silva from IT in Lisbon, has achieved the 2nd place in Pixels Camp (former Codebits), which is one of the biggest national tech-events.
Shaped like the claws of the world famous Marvel Comics character Wolverine, Wolverino is a multimodal plug & play controller for artificial limbs, human augmentation and/or animatronics pieces, which can use muscle signals or remote control over a mobile app to trigger specific actions on the pieces. Wolverino´s target audience are people with prosthetic limbs, cosplayers and bio-hackers.
For Hugo Silva, this 2nd place was “very surprizing”, adding that “I participated as a way to make time and space to give vent to my imagination and do something different. Of course in the end it is always gratifying to see the results of our work to be recognized by peers and awarded as happened”.
With three days full of tech, talks and workshops, this year´s Pixel Camp had several national and international guests speakers from leading companies like GitHub, Cisco, Unbabel e FeedZai. This event took place in Lx-Factory, Lisbon, between 6-8 of this October.