Glasschair is a Smart Glass based solution that helps people with disabilities to get mobile independently.

  • Drive your wheelchair hands-free
  • Use only head motions and voice commands
  • Simply plug our adapter to your wheelchair and start driving


Hands-Free Wheelchair Driving

Hands off! Driving your wheelchair is as simple as a head nod, and you only need your head or voice to navigate through the app menu.

Comfortable & Intuitive

Our driving concept is simple, easy to use and provides you with a comfortable ride that requires the least effort.


Our safety measures ensure that your wheelchair is moving only while it's connected to your Google Glass.

Not feeling well? A quick voice command can immediately notify an emergency contact with your current location.


No tangled cables that get in your way: Glasschair connects wirelessly to your wheelchair via Bluetooth.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get Glasschair?

The Glasschair application and adapter are not available on the market and it's currently a non-commercial project to evaluate new technologies for enhanced mobility of people with disabilities.

Can I test Glasschair?

Sure! You're welcome to get in touch with us at any time. It would be cool if you're living in or around Munich, Germany. Otherwise, we'd still try to find a way to make it happen.

How is Glasschair different from conventional head arrays already available on the market?

Being a Google Glass app, Glasschair offers a wider feature set that involves more than just driving. For example, our app has an emergency-message feature that immediately notifies an emergency contact with the user's current location. Moreover, since Glasschair is mainly a piece of software, its feature set is easily expandable according to user needs and wishes; getting a software update is simpler, faster and cheaper than sending your head array for modification or buying a new one altogether.

Is Glasschair compatible with my electric wheelchair?

Most current electric wheelchairs internally use the same controlling unit, with which Glasschair is compatible. There is also room for customizing both our app and adapter if that's not the case with your own wheelchair.

What are the current additional features other than hands-free driving?

In case of an emergency, you can send a message to a pre-selected emergency contact, notifying them immediately with your current location.

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Story and team behind the app

Glasschair was initially conceived during the "Mobility Services" advanced practical course, which is offered by the Chair for Information Systems (Prof. Krcmar) at the Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich - TUM). The objective of the course was to create a Google Glass app, which has a positive impact on mobility. Since mobility has become a ubiquitous and somewhat commoditized aspect of our everyday life, we decided to focus on ideas that tackle areas with a lack of mobility. After carefully evaluating our options and the capabilities of smart glasses, the idea of Glasschair was born.

Lots of people worldwide, who are relying on wheelchairs, are not able to move their hands. Possible causes are spinal-cord injury, loss of limbs, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and many more. As a result, these people are not able to drive a wheelchair on their own and must completely depend on other people, or highly-expensive and uncomfortable solutions, to move around.

We believe in challenging the status quo and thinking differently to help these people get mobile independently, through a more affordable and easy-to-use solution, namely, Glasschair.

Claudiu Leverenz


Julius Baron


Aashish Trivedi


Deepesh Pandey


Konstantin Madaus


Timothy Fürstenberg


Our network and collaborators

We participated successfully in several showcases and competitions. Here is an excerpt:

Wittener Preis für Gesundheitsvisionäre

We are delighted to announce that we made the first place at the "Wittener Preis für Gesundheitsvisionäre" competition! It was held by Uni Witten/ Herdecke and its patron is Bundesgesundheitsminister Hermann Gröhe.

Link to Uni Witten
Link to Gesundheitsvisionäre

CeBIT Wearable Technology and Digital Health

We got the chance to showcase our solution and participate in a start-up pitch at the CeBIT conference "Wearable Technology and Digital Health". We convinced the audience consisting of healthcare professionals and won the pitch.

Link to the conference
Link to an interview with Dominik

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften at TUM Campus Garching

Curious people from several age groups visited our booth at the "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften", a science fair organized by TUM, and tried out our application. We thank them all for their valuable feedback.

Thanks to our current supporters

More information about Glasschair in the press

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