German students create a Raspberry Pi-powered camera device which records those moments you miss

Every minute, we lose an estimated six seconds of vision when we blink, according to research at the University of Tokyo. To combat this “problem”, students at the University of Bremen have developed a wearable camera that takes video footage when you blink. Called the Augenblick, the device has been mounted to a pair of glasses and features a Raspberry Pi Zero and Pi NoIR camera inside a tube. The Zero is connected up to some MyoWare Muscle Sensors that detect the electrical impulses which trigger the blink. You end up with stop-start footage of the bits you “missed” while wearing the device. An English-language summary of the device, including some recorded footage, is available here whilst a full German-language paper on the contraption can be found here.

2 comments for “German students create a Raspberry Pi-powered camera device which records those moments you miss

  1. 26 May 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I wonder if it would help with these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weeping_Angel ?

    • Michael Horne
      29 May 2018 at 11:24 am

      LOL. “Raspberry Pi defeats Doctor Who villains”. I’m liking that headline 🙂

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