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Trend: Computer Controlled By User's Eyes?

Trend: Computer Controlled By User's Eyes?

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?

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kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
My first thought was that this could be a total disaster, but you're right, this would be fantastic for the disabled.
Katharine Katharine 10 years
I thought they used these technology already with paralyized people? I think it would take a lot of training to get your eyes to not hurt from doing it.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
That's amazing! I'm so happy to know that in case a freak accident, I'll still be able to keep my job. Wow, technology is awesome! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Woah, that'd be cool. It'd cut down on carpal tunnel!
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