Ocular drawing in Adobe Illustrator

23 01 2016

As an artist I wanted to note my eye muscle movements as a digital line drawing whilst I did an actual pencil sketch on ordinary paper.

 

Ocular response drawing on Adobe Illustrator

Ocular response using Adobe Illustrator

The main bulk of the activity is shown in the centre of the digital drawing which reminds me more like a signature overall.

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IWinks Aurora – The Zeo Sleep Monitor incarnate?

6 03 2015

Earlier this year I made a post on this blog about the recent design changes to the Aurora dream-enhancing headband which included the size and layout of the pcb prototype.

Aurora pcb headband layout

However I must point out that I was not the first person to notice the similarities to the Zeo design – in particular in relation to the fabric electrodes and the clip on headband arrangement, as it had in fact been pointed out by one or two backers on the Kickstarter comments page here.

 

iWinks Aurora electrode pads

I must admit Manoko and co. do have a point. Read the rest of this entry »





Tri-colour mask and diffuser

19 02 2015

This is basically an addendum to my earlier i-cup project where I initially used a tri-coloured LED for a single ganzfeld eye mask.

 

Tri-colour LED mask layout

I decided to use an LED pair inside a mask made from two individual plastic left and right cups respectively. Read the rest of this entry »





Project ‘Roxanne’

1 10 2014

This is another Halovision hack, except a lighter and a more sleeker webcam arrangement has been fitted to the mask cup via the blue screw cap.

Dream mask fitted with a webcam

A matching group of three red LEDs mounted in the cup have also been used to provide the background illumination for the camera itself.

Read more about Project ‘Roxanne’ using Halovision.





Halovision camera hack

1 10 2014

A standard external usb web cam can be fitted to my i-cup assembly providing the bore or hole diameter is increased in the cup itself to enable neck mounting.

The whole mask camera set-up can be worn directly over your one eye.

Dream mask fitted with a webcam

This is intended to be used with the Halovision plug in supplied along with the latest Lucid Scribe software.

Read more about Halovision hack.





Optical mouse hack

22 08 2014

I recently came across Michael Paul Coder’s latest FIELD update on Lucidcode which was of great interest to me.

Basically this program is an upgraded version of his mouse control reader program for the Lucid Scribe platform.

The program, via the algorithm, could now detect the delicate movement picked up by the small camera sensor in the mouse where it would play a short soundtrack after several ‘movements’ over a short period of time.

It would be hoped that the mouse optics could be used as a form of REM eyelid movement or detection method, which might prove useful as a help in regard to lucid dreaming.

eye mask fitted with optical mouse assembly

DreamCaptcha mask

It should be noted, hardware wise, that using an optical mouse in this way is not a new idea where the LED is directly replaced with an IR counterpart.

I personally have come across some interesting articles on the Internet and forums previously which trump this very notion, although you did have to have good knowledge in computing and programming skills to interface it to your PC parallel port previously, but not any more.

Read more about Project ‘DreamCaptcha’.