For those who haven’t experienced it, the early days of parenting are a challenge, to say the least. It’s hard enough to accomplish anything when you don’t get enough sleep, but a small bundle of happiness that always seems to require physical contact with you makes it almost impossible for you to do things with your hands. What should new parents do when they need paid jobs?
Fletcher found himself in such a boat, and his solution was to build a face activated keyboard to meet the needs of future generations. Before you ask: No, speech recognition software doesn’t work, at least according to the sleepy little boss, who protested against the noisy awakening. Instead, the solution is to first try opencv and Dlib face recognition libraries and observe [Fletcher] flashing Morse code. Although this method works a little, a person’s eye mask can’t withstand such exercise for a long time, so he turned to a simpler set of gestures. Morse Code covers most keyboards, while eyes, eyebrows and other combinations of facial twitches and twitches cover the rest. Mediapipe’s facial grid plays an important role in landmark detection.
The resulting facial keyboard is appropriately referred to as the “thick skinned keyboard”, and its performance is enough for [Fletcher] to test its skills in an interview with a large technology company. Imagine the interviewer on the other side watching him twitch through the interview. It’s worth it. We don’t even care if it’s fake. Video after break.
Cheekykeys is very cool. We use webcam and python to do something we think we need a special AI depth camera to do. Maybe Huck taught Fletcher in 15 minutes.