Edwin - posted on 03/22/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm looking for feedback on an idea. I want to make parenting easier for you, but need some help in determining exactly how.
Specifically, I'm a graduate student working on computer vision, and have recently developed some new ways of making computers understand the world through images. This could include, for example, notifying you when it sees your child open the knife drawer or run out the front door. I'll be writing my thesis in the near future and am considering building a system to tackle some of these problems, but it's not yet clear to me what would be the most useful to you.
Some things a system like this might be able to do:
* Alert you when your child goes somewhere you define as not allowed.
* Alert you when your child does something you define as not allowed.
* With multiple cameras, find out where your child just ran off to.
* Show a fast video summary of the things your child did today, or in the last week.
You can see a first version of this system running and detecting a child here:
So, I just want to open some discussion about this. Would you find this useful?