Japanese professors have developed a system whereby PC users can input text simply by looking at an on-screen keyboard, according to a recent report from Trends in Japan.
When a user gazes at a character for one second, the system, which uses a miniature camera, detects her line of sight and inputs the appropriate character.
Called "Mitsumeru Dake" in Japanese, which means "Just Look," the inventors hope the system will be helpful to people with disabilities and for a range of medical and social-welfare applications. Clearly, the system will allow bedridden or disabled people to communicate their needs via "typing with their eyes."
It's great news for the disabled, but it kinda makes you wonder if neck and eye strain could be the new Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?