Inspiration

The rate of myopia is drastically increasing worldwide with up to half of the word's population expected to be myopic by 2050. Myopia is a significant risk factor in vision-threatening diseases. One leading cause of increased myopic rate is the increase in digital screen time and lack of eye care knowledge. Simple activities such as taking a break, or blinking more regularly can greatly reduce eye strain, helping to preserve eye health.

What it does

Educate people about the importance of good eye health care by providing a fun gaming application that trains users to gain good blinking and resting habits.

How we built it

Python, pygame and opencv.

Challenges we ran into

Balancing eye blinking rate accuracy with performance.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Fully integrated application.

What I learned

You can do a lot in 48hrs.

What's next for Do Blink

Address shortcomings:

Other people can interfere with blink rate

Effect of lighting conditions unstable

Optimization (e.g. Sample rate)

Storage and display of statistics

Web development

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