Cough Activated Dynamic Face Visor

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In this demo, we present a cough activated face visor, where the transparent visor screen moves to cover the wearer’s face when coughing sounds are detected. The cough detection is performed by a TinyML machine learning model, running on a microcontroller integrated to the visor’s headband. We make no claims regarding the direct impact of our prototype in preventing the spread of Covid-19, but hope it inspires discussion on future smart solutions in the area of personal protective equipment (PPE). Additionally, we note that visibility of the visor’s operation potentially encourages observers to adopt preventative measures such as hygiene practices and social distancing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Augmented Humans Conference 2021
Subtitle of host publicationAHs'21
EditorsJonna Häkkilä, Pedro Lopes, Thomas Kosch, Jun Nishida, Paul Strohmeier, Yomna Abdelrahman
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-8428-5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventThe Augmented Humans (AHs) International Conference 2021 - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 22 Feb 202124 Feb 2021

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ConferenceThe Augmented Humans (AHs) International Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleAHs'21
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  • Cough detection
  • social distancing
  • PPE
  • visor
  • face mask
  • vizor
  • Covid-19

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  • Visual arts and design


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