Saturday, July 4, 2015

Researchers Develop Smart Eyewear That Assists Those with Motor Disabilities

"A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive and intuitive support in everyday situations," reports Medical News Today. "The technology platform is being provided by eye tracking specialist SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) ( The system will be able to identify problems in actual action processes, to react when mistakes are made, as well as to display situation and context dependent assistance in textual, visual or avatar based formats superimposed on a transparent virtual plane in the users' field of view. The project is called ADAMAAS, which stands for 'Adaptive and Mobile Action Assistance in Daily Living Activities.' The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research is funding the project with 1.2 million Euro." Read more.

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