In my profession of writing for tech oriented blogs I have read and written about many kinds of glasses helping the visually impaired persons but this one developed by the duo of Imperial College is something unique as it aims to help the disable people to perform the tasks on computer with the blink of their eye.
The idea may not sound very novel but as it is developed inexpensively from off-the-shelf materials in just $65 makes it an interesting pitch.
The unnamed prototype glasses, made from Dr. Aldo Faisal and Will Abbot, consist of a system which has two very fast video cameras embedded on it in order to track the eye movement, once you wear it on your head. The duo believes that their system is very smart in recording the blink of human eye to perform the certain task on the computer screen. You can scroll on the screen by moving your eyes around and once you want to click some icon, just blink your eye.
An algorithm is also developed to record the blinks of human eyes which, without any failure, gets the job done.
The makers tested their project by playing the classical game Pong and 10 minutes were enough to master the game which boosted their confidence on the functionality of these glasses. It can transmit data wirelessly and consumes only one watt of energy.
Aldo and Will hope that people suffering from spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy etcetera, can benefit from their work. And, they are convinced to persuade the investors to make the commercial units of their glasses that will be available to the public.