- Conceptualization & Visualization
- Interaction design
- UI design
- Developing the Chrome Extension
Worldwide release (March 1, 2016)
Judges and mentors
- Naresh Jain (Founder, Agile FAQ's)
- jQuery Board of Directors (Dave Methvin, Kris Borchers, Scott González)
Lack of simple, inexpensive, unobtrusive, intelligent, and OS independent tools to control web through hand and body gestures.
To create a simple, scalable, extendable and intelligent framework which improves web accessibility using gestures
With a motive of a bringing a novel spin to everyday actions, we conceptualized a gesture based system to handle browser actions. Since chrome can operate on multiple OS, our solution as a chrome extension is OS independent. Leveraging existing hardware in laptops and open source gesture recognition libraries, we implemented Puppeteer.
Missing parts of a video due to interruption is a common problem all of us face. Puppeteer aims to solve this by tracking the user’s eye. A simple action like looking away from the screen can pause a video and looking back again will cause it to resume. Other use cases involved scrolling and sliding through presentations through gestures.
Puppeteer currently supports three modes of operation.
Eye-Tracking: When a user looks away any video being played is paused. The video is resumed when the user looks back on the computer.
Scrolling: User can scroll the page up/down and left/right using hand gestures.
Music Controls: Up gesture pauses video, down gesture resumes, left gesture plays previous video and right gesture plays next video.