Five students from Bahria University Karachi have developed a device that lets you control a car through your eyes.
The students used Python to program the device for detecting eye movements. They also designed a prototype car for Rs. 3,000 to test it out as a part of their final year project.
The device’s automation system uses a blink sensor to detect blinking in real-time. It can also be used for home automation, for moving a cursor on your computer or moving a wheelchair. New devices can be added by programming the system accordingly.
The students believe that this system can make lives easier for people with disabilities and is a huge step forward in facilitating these individuals. For example, this device can be used by people with tetraplegia to live their lives without assistance. Tetraplegia is a condition that paralyzes the body below the neck.
The students have requested the government to help them participate in an automation contest in Thailand. India has been winning the competition for several years which is why these students want Pakistan to take the win this time.