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$11,828
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 14 2015 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

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We are introducing SmoothEye – a wearable device that takes well known field sobriety test used by the police to estimate alcohol intoxication to a whole new level to help you accurately measure your level of alertness and focus. 

Why Would I Want To Know How Well I Am Focused?

  • Discover your personal trends and use that information to make better decisions.  
  • Improve your game score by making sure you are really focused and sharp before you start a new round of the game. 
  • Skip shopping when you are tired. Did you know that people tend to buy stuff they don't needwhen they are tired? Mindful shopping can save you money!
  • Decide if it is really time to take a break and perhaps go for a little walk to help you get back on track.
  • Find out which music helps you to be more productive at work and which music distracts you.
  • Find out if your exercise routine helps not only to strengthen your body but to sharpen your mind as well.
  • Discover what sort of things distract you and what helps you focus.

We discovered that even a simple conversation negatively affects our focus and some of us are more distracted by a conversation than others. We also found out that alcohol affects us differently (ok, that was not really a surprise) and that we can improve our gaming scores by simply going into the game only when we are at the top of focus level. 

We will leave it to you to check out if you can text and maintain a sharp focus at the same time and whether you are in your prime performance after playing a computer game for an hour or two.

Ok, So How Does SmoothEye Measure My Focus?

Eyes of a healthy and alert person follow a moving object smoothly while eyes of a tired, drunk or sick person "jump” during the movement. This is what police is trying to estimate in one of their field sobriety tests also known as “pen test”.

SmoothEye can capture and process the eye movement with great accuracy and allows to measure not only smaller degree of intoxication but also your level of tiredness or alertness. This eye tracking technology was presented at Society for Neuroscience conference in 2010 and is now available to you. 

We use infrared diodes to compensate for different lighting conditions
We use infrared diodes to compensate for different lighting conditions

When using SmoothEye you will put on special goggles that have built in infrared diode and a video camera connected to a computer. You will then follow a moving object on the computer screen for about 40 seconds while the video camera captures the eye movement and calculates your score. Try not to blink or move your head while performing a test. Once the score is calculated you can add comments if you like. For example we like to note in which circumstance the score was taken. The score and your comments will be stored on your computer. We do not collect your data. After you have used SmoothEye a couple of times, the application will start to show you your statistics:

  • My Average Score
  • My Record
  • My Top 10 Scores Average
  • My Previous Score
  • Top Score On This Computer

Use "View Analytics" button to see a full report of your scores.

I see several alertness tests on the internet that I can use for free. Why is SmoothEye better?

SmoothEye uses specialized hardware that is placed close to the eye in order to make an extremely accurate measurement. All free tests are software based and do not have potential to reach the same level of accuracy as specially designed hardware. For example, we use infrared illumination of the eye to mitigate variation of light conditions when the test is performed.

Operating Systems Compatibility

  • Windows XP, 7, 8
  • Mac OS X

We currently do not support Android and iPad/iPhone devices (it is on our longer term plan).

Getting Started With SmoothEye

1. Download SmoothEye app from our website and run the install script. 

2. Plug in your SmoothEye goggles into USB drive on your computer and put them on. 

3. Double-click on SmoothEye icon on your desktop to open the application. 

4. The application will show you image of your eye as visible through SmoothEye goggles. Make sure your eye is centered. 

5. When you are ready hit "Scan" button. The app will show you a moving image of a bug on the black screen. Follow it with your eyes only. Try not blink or move your head while scanning. 

 6. Once scanning is finished, the app will return to the results screen and display your score in a few seconds. You will now have an option to add comments or select additional information for this scan (optional). 

 7. Discover your personal trends and enjoy :-)

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Our Team

Our Story

A couple of years ago Dmitri developed a custom portable device for medical research that is now being tested by university medical centers. The competing device was the size of a small room and cost north of $200,000 USD. 

Dmitri engineered a radically smaller head-mounted device that was also a fraction of the cost. When Dmitri shared his invention with another co-founder, Vladimir, they wondered how they could make it useful and affordable to everyday people. A couple of months later first prototype of SmoothEye was born.

Why We Need Your Support

We have a fully working prototype of SmoothEye that we have tested on multiple subjects and we need your help to take it to production. We need your support to finance cost of materials and labor as well as completing software for Mac OS X. 

We would love to get your feedback on SmoothEye so we can continue to improve it. Please leave us comments on Kickstarter or email us.

RoadMap

January 13, 2015: Kickstarter Campaign Ends

January 14, 2015: Start assembling devices for early adopter specials

January 20, 2015: Order components for regular reward devices

February 3, 2015: Ship early adopter devices

February 24, 2015: Receive components for regular reward devices

February 27, 2015: Start assembling devices for regular reward devices

March 20, 2015: Finish Assembly & QA

March 23-27, 2015: Ship SmoothEye devices

Risks and challenges

Our technological risk is low because we have working prototypes and have spent 4 months testing and tuning our product.

Our biggest risk is in manufacturing. To mitigate this risk we will be on site working with the manufacturer to ensure proper assembly and testing. We are also lining up a backup manufacturing company.

There is also a risk in some of the components being discontinued by their respective manufacturers. If that situation occurs it might cause some delay in our manufacturing process but will not affect our ability to complete this project.

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    THANK YOU for your support! Your name will be proudly displayed in the list of early backers on our website. We will also keep you up to date on all updates about SmoothEye.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. This is the BEST DEAL. Be one of the first 50 backers to receive your own SmoothEye device at a special price of $149.

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    You will get one SmoothEye device.

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    Want to BE ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE to get your hands on a SmoothEye device? We will ship limited number of SmoothEye devices within 15 business days after our campaign is funded! Only 50 sets are available!

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    Get one SmoothEye device now and get a FREE UPGRADE to the next version of the product within 1 year.

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    You will get 2 SmoothEye devices.

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    Get a ADVANCED version with advanced graphical analytics options and access to data files in csv format (comma separated values) which will allow you to analyze your history in greater details with extended set of different parameters.

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    You will get 4 SmoothEye devices.

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    FULL RESEARCH VERSION (Windows Only). You will get the following:
    1. Higher resolution hardware (with high frame rate precision optics camera and head tracking module)
    2. Possibility to conduct biomedical research with custom stimulus, eye tracking data, exported to ASCII file, compatible with other analysis software (Matlab, Spike2, LabChart etc), which includes target position, synchronous video stream, eye orientation and pupil size channels.
    3. Full support of SmoothEye development team
    4. An option to create your own custom projects or integrate with existing data collection systems using software API .
    5. This version is only available on Windows.

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