Doug Engelbart, prepare to be usurped by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering. Yes, the folks that brought you the MP3 and the Multimedia Dome are now working on the Eye-Controlled Interaction system -- a way to control a computer GUI just by staring at it the right way, possibly rendering the mouse a quaint invention of 20th century computing. Hyperbole aside, the mouse is probably safe for now, given that the EYCIN is mainly designed to be used by "disabled people, or professionals, such as maintenance technicians or chefs, who need both hands free to carry out their work."Check it out over here.
Eye-controlled interaction for GUIs coming soon?
Posted on Sunday, Oct 08 2006 @ 15:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget blogs eye-controlled interaction for GUIs may come pretty soon: