Jetson Nano AI Blink Detection and Reminder Project
Inspiration for building Blinkr
As many studies show, while looking at a computer screen our blink rate reduces. We usually do not realize this. Not blinking can lead to unwanted side affects that we want to avoid. I wanted to find a way to make ourselves blink more while using the computer.
How Blinkr aims to solve this problem
Blinkr is a device that utlizes AI (Artifical Intellegence) to detect blinks. Blinkr uses a camera that faces the user. Blinkr counts the number of times a user blinks and warns them if they are not blinking enough. An average adult blinks 10-20 times a minute. Blinkr looks at how much you are blinking per minute and informs you on whether you should blink or not.
How does Blinkr work
The Blinkr devices utilizes the NVIDIA Jetson Nano AI Computer. The NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a fast single board computer meant for AI. My code runs on this computer. Additionally Blinkr uses a camera, speaker, as well as screen.