We wanted to build something to lessen pressure of societal interactions on those who medically can't help it. Alzheimer's patients, well represented in popular media, seemed an ideal choice.
What it does
It uses a facial recognition API called Kairos to compare the face of the person standing in front with the faces of friends and family of the Alzheimer's patient, thereby letting them know with a quick brief who they're speaking to, so that they can carry on with the conversation uninterrupted with a quick memory refresh.
How we built it
We used Raspberry Pi, it's camera module and an online API system to compare the faces of the people standing directly in front of the camera at eye level.
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Getting the facial recognition to work, installing Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi 3
What we learned
What's next for FacialZheimer
Automated command systems using voice output features to read out the name of the person, more accurate facial recognition using IBM Watson API