Smart Specs Concept

Photosensitive Epilepsy Tool - Senior Thesis

While exposure can be limited there are not many safety nets available to people living with Photosensitive Epilepsy. Triggers, especially triggers from media content like the television,  can make it hard for those with Photosensitive Epilepsy to enjoy the same applications and social content than those without this disorder do. 


Understanding epilepsy and what can trigger those who are photosensitive has opened my eyes to the challenges people can face living with this disorder, and how our societies obsession with flashiness can leave those with this disorder feeling cut off from the rest of the world.


Combining wearable tech and a smart phone application Smart Specs is an all in one system designed to keep Photosensitive Epileptics safe and stylish in their everyday environment. Through the smart phone interface, users can interact with their glasses and program them to suit their needs. With 3 different modes, Warning, Tint and expanded reality, Photosensitive epileptics have the privilege of choosing their safety coverage, wether that be with a simple warning, a protective color tinting, or with an entirely augmented reality. Using TV/Movie listings and a front-facing camera Smart Specs users can now experience their favorite shows and media in real time without the constant threat of harmful stimuli. 


With the Smart Specs system, Photosensitive Epileptics can create a reality that suits their specific needs without altering or changing the reality of those around them and in turn create a space where normal user experiences can be shared by all.


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