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Geoffrey L. Barrows's Blog – August 2012 Archive (2)

BCIT students make eye tracking computer input device, for ALS patients, using Centeye chip

This is the type of news that makes everything we do worthwhile! This past January, I was contacted by Alex Sayer, Alan Kwok, and Benny Chick, students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, who wanted to use some of our Tam2 chips for a class project in which they would provide a human-computer interface (HCI) for people suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and could not operate a computer using their hands. Their idea: Use a low resolution image sensor,…

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Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on August 13, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

What can you do with an ArduEye?

We've had a lot of inquiries about our ArduEye system, plus we've just prototyped a smaller, completely self-contained ArduEye (more on this in another post). So I figure it makes sense to discuss what is actually possible with one of these devices. True, the ATmega328 processing engine of an Arduino is limited compared to more advanced DSP, but the reality is that for many applications you really don't need a whole lot of pixels. If you can get by with specs of the '328 (16MHz as an…

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Added by Geoffrey L. Barrows on August 11, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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