stella-motusThis project is solving the SpaceGloVe: Spacecraft Gesture and Voice Commanding challenge.
The actual command interface to our computers has moved away from from keyboards and mouses to touchscreen and hand gestures. These advances are now accessible to human hands and could be used commercially, promoting an advancement in consumer technology. The main objective of our project is simple and solves the problem of weak human-machine interface and is a great advancement in this criteria. It would be much easier now for the crew members and the operator to communicate with the main computer. For example applications can now be run and split up between the computer and the wearable device, thereby allowing them to multitask and and move around the ship easily. With a simple swipe a person can now solve hundreds of tasks at half the time it would've taken. Even if a problem arises or one input fails the person should be able to communicate with the computer. So for now the actual application to take place we are using motion control as the basic wearable strategy. An accelerometer or gyroscope can result unexpected results in a low gravity situation.To control our gestures we are using leap motion and these motions will be demonstrated can be demonstrated on software such as Celestia, Google Earth, Orbiter-2010, etc. To prevent accidental input of commands, an NFC tag and the astronaut's smartwatch must be paired together, This can also help astronaut's on the ISS to practice manning a space shuttle as they might get out of practice staying in the ISS for many months together. All the basic gestures such as swipe, and hand movements will be very easily accessible. By using leap motion as our controlling gesture device it would be really easy to move around in our demonstrator application. The gestures that control the command has been already programmed in it such as up,down,left,right,etc. , and other movements such as pinch can be used to zoom out and the program will respond instantly. And options such as select and deselect can also be implemented and confirmation of commands also avoids faults. Our project basically means to advance controlling commands in spacecrafts and space stations.
License: NASA Open Source Agreement 1.3 (NASA-1.3)
Source Code/Project URL: http://www.techemania.com/2015/04/setta-motus-nasa-space-apps-challenge.html