Well this is exciting news! Although rather rudimentary in nature as of April 2013 people will be able to buy, albeit quite expensively, a mobile phone that is accessible partly using eye control. This is the eye control more frequently associated with equipment that costs many thousands of pounds. The eye control appears to be limited to pausing video when looking away and automatically scrolling text when the gaze reaches the bottom of the screen.
Although this in no way allows access to the smartphone using eye gaze only it does pave the way for improvements to the software which will surely allow future tablets to be controlled entirely using eye-gaze.
I’m definitely going to keep my eye on this one.
Add comment March 15th, 2013