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Karachi students create eye-controller to move cars

The device can be used to move wheelchairs too

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 9, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Jul 9, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

Five students of Bahria University in Karachi have created a device that can make a car move through a person's eyes. 

They used the python programming language to make the device detect eye movement. A prototype car was designed to test the device. It cost them Rs3,000.

It was part of their final year project. The students say they are the first ones to create such a device.

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The automation system uses a blink sensor, which senses a real time eye blink.

It can be used for home automation, moving a wheelchair and a cursor on a computer. The system can be programmed to add new devices for automation.

The students think it would make the lives of persons with disabilities easier and would be a huge step forward in facilitating them.

Tetraplegic patients can use it to lead their lives without any assistance. Tetraplegia is an illness that results in the loss of sensory function in the cervical segments of the spinal cord, impairing your body parts below the neck.

The students requested the government to provide them financial assistance to participate in an automation contest in Thailand. They said India has been winning the competition for many years, but they aspire to win it this year.

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  1. Sana khurram  July 11, 2019 3:52 pm/ Reply

    Mashahalllah ..May Allah give you success in all the good things you do.Keep your morals high.All our good wishes are with you.Go boys and tell the world that we are not in any way less than others.

  2. Wafa  July 11, 2019 7:32 pm/ Reply

    It would be good if you could add the names of these students. #peace

  3. Mrs. Khalid (Army public school’s teacher)  July 12, 2019 7:45 pm/ Reply

    MashaAllah welldone students you all are proud of Pakistan keep it up

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