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Can you control a computer with your eyes ?

Posted on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 | Comment icon 19 comments | News tip by: Karlis

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A new budget device could provide millions of disabled people with a way to interact with computers.

The device works by tracking the user's eye movements through motion sensing technology similar to the Nintendo Wii Remote and Microsoft's X-Box Kinnect. Known as GT3D, the mechanism consists of a pair of glasses with mounted cameras which constantly take pictures of the eyes and calculate the interactions based on what it sees.

"Crucially, we have achieved two things: we have built a 3D eye tracking system hundreds of times cheaper than commercial systems and used it to build a real-time brain machine interface that allows patients to interact more smoothly and more quickly than existing invasive technologies that are tens of thousands of times more expensive," said neurotechnology lecturer Dr Aldo Faisal.

"Millions of people suffering from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries or amputees could soon interact with their computers and surroundings using just their eyes, thanks to a new device that costs less than 40."

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Comment icon #10 Posted by Timonthy on 16 July, 2012, 8:26
Awesome, soon the general public won't need to move at all either. We're going to evolve to a species with tiny spindly limbs, a fat torso and huge muscular eyes.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Junior Chubb on 16 July, 2012, 8:59
A bit like this guy...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Kludge808 on 16 July, 2012, 18:32
Since my precious daughter is one of those with MS, I find this extremely interesting. Many, many thanks for the heads up on this article. I need to pursue it further.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Junior Chubb on 16 July, 2012, 18:35
Keep an eye on it
Comment icon #14 Posted by Kludge808 on 16 July, 2012, 18:53
The problem is there is no "one size fits all" or even "one size fits most" solution. Parkinson's, for example, is a neurological disorder so using brainwaves really can't be counted on to work that well. With that, I've seen the same brainwave controlled devices and I've also seen the price tags associated with them. This is a far less expensive approach that doesn't depend on brainwaves to accomplish the same end. I don't see this as less advanced. Instead, I see it as a different approach to cover situations where the older tech isn't viab... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Kludge808 on 16 July, 2012, 18:55
Oh, yeah, brah. Noelle is my universe and there is no "too much" where she's concerned. :-)
Comment icon #16 Posted by DeathRain2012 on 17 July, 2012, 17:43
And so it begins..
Comment icon #17 Posted by Kludge808 on 18 July, 2012, 8:19
Errr ... And so what begins?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 July, 2012, 10:03
The end?
Comment icon #19 Posted by Coffey on 18 July, 2012, 11:11
Good points, didn't think abotu it from that angle. Just used to seeing the better stuff shoved under the carpet a lot of the time. lol

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