Blinklifier is a wearable computer that amplifies human blinking and minimizes the use of intrusive devices on the face such as heavy glasses and electromyography. It follows the natural eye muscles' contractions, extending that motion into a visible light array that changes pattern depending on the blinking gesture. Fake eyelashes were metalized to capture the blinking motion and a conductive material was used as eyeliner to connect the eyelashes with the wearable device. Blinklifier uses LEDs to create the blinking patterns in the headpiece and is prototyped using an Arduino microcontroller.
- Tricia Flanagan (artist),
- EQA (chemical lab for metalizing eyelashes),
- Dicky Ma (photo),
- Gutekunst/Frey (video).