LusoVU-USA has this month unveiled a new set of eye tracking augmented reality glasses called Eyespeak, which its creators hope will revolutionise the hands-free interface.
The Eyespeak AR glasses have been specifically designed for ALS, MD and SCI patients and it’s hoped will drastically improve the quality of life of thousands of people around the world suffering from these diseases.
The glasses consist of a processing unit as well as image processing algorithms that combine for the eye detection process to take effect. Check out the video below to learn more about these very unique and revolutionary augmented reality glasses. Eyespeak’s creators explain :
“Eyespeak is the first autonomous system with an augmented reality interface by eye-tracking that enables the possibility of communicating through the user’s eyes, in any position and orientation of the user’s head. It will consist of a pair of augmented reality glasses that will project a virtual keyboard (or the display of your computer if you connect it to it, by remote desktop) onto your field of view.
Additionally, we will have a micro camera looking at your eyes to understand which key you are selecting. After writing a word or set of words, you will be able to select with your eyes the “speak” button that will speak what you have written in a synthetic voice, through a speaker that is integrated into your glasses. Thus you will be able to speak with any person through this device when in any position.
Since the glasses are always on your head, you will always have access to them. We call it autonomous because the only assistance you need is for somebody to put it on your head and press the ON button. Everything else will be done by you. You won’t need any computer or any other device. Moreover, you will be able to use your current computer by connecting the device to it and using your eyes to control the mouse.”
The EyeSpeak project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think EyeSpeak is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help EyeSpeak become a reality.
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