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Prototyping An Autonomous Eye-Controlled System (AECS) using Raspberry-Pi on Wheelchairs

by Jayanth Thota, Priyanka Vangali, Xiaokun Yang
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 158 - Number 8
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: Jayanth Thota, Priyanka Vangali, Xiaokun Yang

Jayanth Thota, Priyanka Vangali, Xiaokun Yang . Prototyping An Autonomous Eye-Controlled System (AECS) using Raspberry-Pi on Wheelchairs. International Journal of Computer Applications. 158, 8 ( Jan 2017), 1-7. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017912853

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2017912853,
author = { Jayanth Thota, Priyanka Vangali, Xiaokun Yang },
title = { Prototyping An Autonomous Eye-Controlled System (AECS) using Raspberry-Pi on Wheelchairs },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jan 2017 },
volume = { 158 },
number = { 8 },
month = { Jan },
year = { 2017 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 1-7 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2017912853 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

In order to help physically disabled persons to make their life independent, this paper proposes an autonomous eye controlled system (AECS) on wheelchairs. In this work, several OpenCV image processing algorithms are employed to track the eye motion to coordinate the wheelchair moving left, right, and straight forward. We use the Raspberry-Pi B+ board as the system center to process the images and control the motors via GPIO. Experimental results show that the ACES system can be effectively used in the prototype, and outperforms the hand gesture controlled system by 25% processing latency reduction.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Eye controlled system gesture controlled system image processing OpenCV Raspberry-Pi