Smart Glasses for Education and Mental Health
Eye movement and gaze direction can tell us an incredible amount of information about what a person is thinking and feeling. Eye activity can tell us if a student is generally inattentive and of course what they are specifically looking at. Eye movement may even be used to diagnose autism and ADHD. Despite this, it is a signal rarely if ever used in wearable devices. In this project we will build a low profile wearable eye activity and head tracker into a normal looking pair of eyeglasses.
This device will be capable of measuring general levels of eye movement, rough gaze direction and angular position of the head. Because this device is low profile, simplified sensor strategies must be used instead of an eye facing camera. For example, infrared and high resolution proximity sensors to leverage the irregular color and shape of the eyeball. Low profile feedback about attentiveness or other detected behavior will be provided to the user - possibly haptic motors or strategically placed LEDs.
I (Curt) will be around long enough to get the above running as a starting point for you if you like.