How much do you notice throughout your day? Are you paying attention to your surroundings? Are you present in every moment of your life? Odds are, the answer is no. As most adults know, the more we grow up, the more we seem to live on autopilot. We’ve got places to be and things to do, and no time to sit around marveling at the world around us.
This is the problem I’m hoping to solve with the help of Tiny ML and a 3D printer.
The concept behind FOMO glasses is to capture an image of what you would be seeing every time you blink. If you do the math (which I did), the average human spends anywhere from 2.7 to 4 years blinking. That’s years of your awake life spent with your eyes closed! This makes blinking an ideal metric for recording ALL the snapshots of your day you’re missing out on.
This summer at Backyard Brains, I’m developing a Poker Bot trained via machine learning that can detect when players bluff and predict how risky a player’s hand is based on internal physiological reactions during the game.
A full month into the fellowship, I’ve already had substantial progress with my project! The first week of the program consisted of learning foundational theory and skills from experts in fields of neuroscience and computer science, and here’s a peek into everything I got from it:
Lessons that not only brought me up to speed on all the progress in these fields but were applicable later as I ran into challenges and began developing my project
I gained valuable insight into how to convert my ideas into actionable plans (this is MORE important than it sounds!)
I learned about soldering techniques, collecting my own EKG/EEG/EMG data, using Edge Impulse (software that records galvanic skin response) and SpikerBox (a tool I suspect you’re already familiar with).