Design of an improved electronics platform for the EyeRing wearable device
Author(s)Ran, Kelly (Kelly A.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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This thesis presents a new prototype for EyeRing, a finger-worn device equipped with a camera and other peripherals. EyeRing is used in assistive technology applications, helping visually impaired people interact with uninstrumented environments. Applications for sighted people are also available to aid in learning, navigation, and other tasks. EyeRing is a wearable electronics device with an emphasis on natural gestural input and minimal interference. Previous prototypes used assemblies of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) control and sensing solutions. A more custom platform, consisting of two printed circuit boards (PCBs), peripherals, and firmware, was designed to make the device more usable and functional. Firmware was developed to ameliorate the communication capabilities, microcontroller functionality, and system power use. Improved features allow the pursual of previously unreachable application spaces. In addition, the smaller form factor increases usability and device acceptance. The new prototype improves power consumption by X, volume by Y, and throughput by Z. Video input is now available, etc.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, February 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. "September 2013."Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-67).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.