Look Ma, No Hands - Scroll with your eyes. This is a Chrome extension built on the WebGazer API that lets you browse the web hands free.
Upon clicking all the points successfully we inform the user that they can now use the extension. A clickable icon is added to toggle it.
When you install the extension you will see this page. This page allows the user to dynamically train the WebGazer library.
The user is presented with a series of points that they can click to help train the algorithm.
Here is an example page where the extension could come in very handy.
The extension comes with a bunch of settings that are persistent across settings thanks to Chrome's local storage API.
Scrolling with just your eyes! It's the future (maybe?)
We had loads of fun making this hack, and none of us had met each other before. This project was super stressful to produce, but we produced something that works pretty well that we can be proud of.
Many thanks to the people who made the WebGazer API, without that API this hack would definitely not have been possible!
Jarl in our team was tired of having to scroll down whilst trying to eat breakfast, and we thought why not make a Chrome extension to help solve this problem? We were aware of an interesting API called WebGazer that can track the location of a user's gaze relative to their screen, so we went from there.
What it does
Our Chrome extension will scroll your page up or down (or not at all) depending on where you are looking!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It works! Also the fact that none of us had met each other before this hack, and we all worked so well in a team.
Challenges we faced
What's next for our project?
The next steps are to get some GPS features enabled (different face models for different locations). Secondly we would really like to iron out some of the bugs in the app to make using the app a more fluid experience.
GitHub source installation
$ git clone https://github.com/giraj/lookmanohands.git