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Project eyeCan

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Project eyeCan is designed to improve the quality of life for those with from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and Lock in syndrome (LIS). It is an open-source platform that is not currently  for sale. The eyeCan project team is providing only the technology. Our hope is that this technology can spread to reach people in need. We’re currently building an ecosystem in South Korea. One of the Korean government institutes has agreed to distribute eyeCans across South Korea. This institute will build the eyeCans and install them for more than 200 patients in 2012. With this small step, the scale of distribution will keep increasing. The eyeCan project team will be happy to support building an ecosystem in other countries by sharing our knowledge and know-hows.

Technical Specifications: 

1) Prepare the material for eyeCan H/W – will be updated in English
Web Cam:(PS3Eye) x 1
IR Filter (Camera Film) x 1
IR LED (PI-4A521DH) x4
Glasses x 1
Battery Holder (double AAA type) x 1
Batteries (AAA) x 2
* A glue gun or a soldering iron may need for better connection.

2) Make eyeCan H/W
Video clip – How to make
#1. Breaking a webcam
#2. Eliminating an IR filter
#3. Inserting a sheet of film
#4. Connecting LEDs and making a resistance
#5. Connecting #4 to the cam
#6. Fixing LEDs with Glue gun

Alternative webcam: MS Lifecam HD5000 (hacking manual kor ver) -> This camera is easier to buy as well as easy to use.
Google Doc Version (Kor) – PDF Version (Kor) Old versions: Slideshare Version 0.9, Prezi Version 0.9 3)
Download eyeCan S/W eyeCan SW v1.01(Eng, No install) – Click to download
Unzip the file and click “setup.exe”
If you click “setup.msi” instead of “setup.exe”, it may cause errors on the system
System requirement – OS : Window XP / Vista / 7
Driver : Ps3eye CAM driver Download (If your webcam is different, you don’t need to download this)

Use eyeCan
1) Hardware setting - Put a monitor and let the user wear an eyeCan in the position the user feels comfortable in
2) S/W setting
3) Using eyeCan as a computer mouse
4) Additional application for eyeCan (P-Ctrl)

eyeCan S/W Source Code
You can download the entire source code of eyeCan v1.0. through the link below.
open the “project/eyeCan.sln” file with VS2010 program


Price Check
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Additional Pricing Notes: 
This is a prototype and not available for purchase.
Project Eyecan