TEAM 8: EyePoint
Spring 2010


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PROJECT CONCEPT

The primary objective of this design project is to create a system which can emulate head movements using wireless communication and stepper motors which rotate with 2 degrees of freedom. This 'hands-free' pointing device can be interfaced with any number of applications - for our specific project, we are using our system as a wireless camera.

MOTIVATION

Our motivation is to see if we can faithfully emulate head motion tracking onto a motorized pointing device. Currently it is possible to move cameras at various angles in order to capture pictures but most of these high end systems are not integrated with head tracking.

The only real system that is currently commercially available which interfaces head tracking with a camera is a system which mounts a camera onto a plane and then uses head motion tracking to move the plane but not the camera itself. Our goal is to combine certain aspects of the two paradigms to create a stand-alone system which, if developed, would bring a new edge to picture capture technology.

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

There are existing systems that are able to capture images at various angles, however none are integrated with head tracking.

the following systems integrate head tracking with cameras but without direct control

All the above systems are very specialized, and are in the high-end price range.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Hardware: Software/Protocols:

REQUIREMENTS

Functional:

Non-functional:

USE CASES

Head Movement Tracking

Image Capture

TECHNICAL LAYOUT

RISKS & MITIGATION STRATEGIES

TIME LAPSE

To be completed.

PICS/VIDEOS

Motorized Camera

Server

Head Tracker

Camera Mount and Server

Head Tracker

Taking a Picture

Final Working System

Sales Pitch / Final Video

PRESENTATIONS


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