We were talking about common problems we all faced during the pandemic when we all started talking about online school, and we all agreed that we were more distracted during virtual learning than during normal in person instruction. We found it harder to study as we saw progressively more distractions around us. The first step to improving our study skills is to be aware of where they are at so we decided to make a program to give students a score based on how focused they are.
What it does
Our software uses your camera to analyze your face and it will sense when you are distracted and when you are focused. The main features that we added during HackTJ was blink counting and a timer that keeps track of breaks. Since focus directly correlates with how much you blink(less blinks is more focused), we keep track of how much you blink every minute and then update your focus score every minute. The break timer gives you a notification that you can take a break every 25 minutes.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We all learned how to use HTML5 to format webpages and we learned about the tensor flow model and how it tracks joints(in our case facial features).
What's next for DionFocus
We plan to incorporate more details into our program to give a more accurate score such as volume of the room, eyebrow movement, and upper body movement.
We used an opensource TensorFlow facial recognition model from Github to plot the points on the face: link