Enthalpy

Your eyes as a computer mouse

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An idea that may break through!

 

I suggested there (but there were already developments, at least for disabled persons, if not for every computer user)

http://saposjoint.ne...php?f=66&t=1477

to track with a camera the eye position of a computer user and let software deduce where the user looks at.

Then, special keys - I'd like them at the keyboard - would tell what action to start with the object looked at.

This is meant as a pointing device to replace mices, touchpads and other trackballs.

 

Meanwhile (or had they started before?), the Swedish company Tobii develops such a pointing device

http://www.futura-sc...les-yeux_28435/

resembling my description.

 

And now Tobii's development could be integrated to Windows 8, as has just been made public at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:

http://www.tobii.com...-for-windows-8/ (developer company)

(or search the Web for Tobii Windows in your preferred language)

at Youtube : 3MoGzTdQnX8 (demo video by Tobii)

 

I'd like to have such a possibility on the computer I use, if it's quick and accurate.

But above all, I need some credible proof that the camera can only send data to that piece of the computer.

 

Best wishes!

Marc Schaefer, aka Enthalpy

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The camera for such a device would have to be incredibly sensitive to pick up the movement. There would also be problems with blinking, people spacing off at their computer, random eye movements, and even people with lazy or crossed eyes. It would be a great technology if it could be perfected.

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Nasa tried it.

They were trying to find a way for space travellers to control the ship even though they couldn't move because of the G forces during take-off.

It didn't work for their purposes.

 

Do not look at the next line in this box- it's the emergency de-pressurize button. Looking at it will kill you and the crew. Just keep looking at this box for a while without looking at the next line

 

 

Opps!- that's what kept happening.

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Nasa tried it.

They were trying to find a way for space travellers to control the ship even though they couldn't move because of the G forces during take-off.

It didn't work for their purposes.

 

Do not look at the next line in this box- it's the emergency de-pressurize button. Looking at it will kill you and the crew. Just keep looking at this box for a while without looking at the next line

 

 

Opps!- that's what kept happening.

 

In simulations I hope

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