Programming over autocad for the proficiency of disabled users using webcam based eye-tracker

Fernando Luís-Ferreira, João Sarraipa, Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves

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Abstract

Mechanical project is a task that requires knowledge about materials and technologies. The need for those skills is supported by mathematical knowledge associated with such technologies. Disabled people can have tremendous skills in terms of calculation and conception of mechanical devices but they may lack on proper access to handle tools that represent parts or mechanisms in terms of graphical design. The present research aims at deploying a setup that can help on such task by allowing drafting in AutoCAD using the eyes. The proposed approach makes use of a laptop camera to act as an eye-tracker, thus avoiding additional hardware costs. The authors envisage new opportunities from this work to future work, including the possibility of disabled people to build 3D real models from the generation of STL models to export to 3D printing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5052-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/11/1617/11/16

Keywords

  • AutoCAD
  • Disabled users
  • Eye-tracker

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    Luís-Ferreira, F., Sarraipa, J., & Jardim-Goncalves, R. (2016). Programming over autocad for the proficiency of disabled users using webcam based eye-tracker. In Advanced Manufacturing (Vol. 2). [UNSP V002T02A039] American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2016-66917