Many head mounted wearables are making waves and all of them serve a different niche in the market. For the senior citizens and the disabled, a special kind of wearable has been designed that can help them carry out day to day tasks with ease and automated assistance.
The “Adaptive and Mobile Action Assistance in Daily Living Activities” (ADAMAAS) project has brought to fruition a pair of smart glasses that gives detailed instructions on daily tasks and even points out mistakes as they happen. The glasses help the needy in real-time, making sure the work turns out perfect.
The ADAMAAS glasses are able to determine what the wearer is doing: be it cooking, changing a tire etc and provide specific assistance through textual or visual information. ADAMAAS’ avatars move on a virtual plane in the wearer’s field of vision and react appropriately if something goes wrong.
The ADAMAAS is a project of Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University in Germany. With a €1.2 million (US$1.3 million) fund from the German Federal Ministry for Education, the project will see additional improvement.
Unlike other smart glasses, the project targets needful recipients who may experience a certain level of difficulty in performing daily tasks. It incorporates not just the basic activities, but complex ones too. Think yoga and the smart glasses have a how to.
“In this project, different technologies are being combined, including memory research, eye tracking and vital parameter measurements (such as pulse or heart rate), object and action recognition (Computer Vision), as well as Augmented Reality (AR) with modern diagnostics and corrective intervention techniques,” explains Thomas Schack, a CITEC researcher.