Interacting with objects just looking at them has always been a dream for humans. Eye of Horus is an open source platform to control any device just looking at them. The project (hardware & software) was built from scratch in Zaragoza to solve the a Global Wearables challenge. This device could help physically handicapped people on their tasks. The system combines eye tracking with a frontal camera to know where you are looking. The target devices are identified using light beacons (similar to LiFi technology) and controlled with wireless protocols.
Physically Handicapped people can not control the objects that surround them freely , sometimes can not interact with them. Normal people doing lab and field work often need to operate with computers and other tools but in some situations this interaction is not easy and may cause them to interrupt their activities. The physical problems hinder the mobility of the people inside their home and may affect their work, life and safety. We accepted the challenge for creating a wearable accessory that could help people interacting with computers, electronic devices and also everyday things just looking at them.
Eye of Horus lets you interact with devices and objects just looking at them. The main application in the current challenge is to improve the work and safety of the NASA ground engineers and astronauts but this device could also make common people's lives easier: -Disability. People with functional diversity or who is hospitalized could use it to perform tasks which would be impossible due to their reduced mobility. -Driving safety and control. Thanks to our device, drivers could interact with the radio or car phone with both hands on the wheel. Their eyes could be also monitored to detect drowsiness or lack of attention on the road and prevent a potential accident. -Entertainment. It could be used as an eye-controlled mouse to play video games and position the targets just looking at them.