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Improving behavior in front of screen using AI

Intelec Artificial Intelligence GmbH (Intelec AI)

Idea description
We all spend more and more time in front of screens. Sitting in front of the screen in the correct position and keeping minimum distance between your eyes and screen are crucial in staying healthy and avoiding developing short-sightedness. The problem is that a lot of people, especially children, don’t follow these rules.

We propose developing a software, which observes our sitting position and distance from the screen using an on-screen camera and notifies us if we do it wrong. This way the technology can help us build good screen habits and protect our health.

We are looking for a partner who can collaborate with us to build an app for testing the above idea. Ideally, the partner can work on developing an android mobile application (user interface) and Intelec AI can develop the image analysis part of the app.

Main challenges are:

  • running a background app with “always on” camera which consumes as little energy as possible
  • respecting user privacy
  • the app should work for users of different age, race, and gender
  • the app should work for wide variety of cameras and lighting conditions

Requested Support
We are looking for research partners who have experience around the challenges listed above and are interested in implementing them. This also includes the possibility to post theses at MSc level in this regard.

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