$30 Glasses Let You Play Pong Using Your Eyes

Look, ma! No hands! A team of researchers in the UK have invented a pair of glasses that let the user control a game of Pong using nothing but their eyes. The best thing? They only cost $US30 thanks to off-the-shelf technology.

Dr Aldo Faisal from the Department of Computing Imperial College is the man behind this awesome piece of kit that has been designed to help people with MS, Parkinson's or mobility difficulties control computers.

According to a paper published by the researchers, these glasses track eye movements in 3D rather than in 2D like some eye-tracking applications have done previously. It only takes 10-minutes of training to get the thing going with an individual user and it costs reportedly 800 times less than other brain-machine interface devices.

The rudimentary application of Pong being controlled by the glasses was used to demonstrate how the movement of the eyes determines where a mouse cursor, for example, would work.

Would you wear these to control your computer?


Comments

    Nah... the tech would be great to supplement PC control if integrated into a VR headset (the successor to the Sony HMZ-T1 can't come soon enough) but our eyes are controlled too unconsciously (IMHO) to be as useful for precision pointing and clicking.

    IDEA!!

    A machine that can track eye movement and lens deformation (i.e. FOCUS). Then instead of alt-tabbing to get at a window that's "behind" another window, I can focus my eyes into the "distance" and the machine switches to a window that's "further away".

    I prefer using one laptop for each of my open applications and I just swivel on my chair from left to right, or sometimes in a complete circle. Great performance. Though I do get dizzy sometimes.

    Wouldn't this be great for physically handicapped people!

    Its quite annoying that no-one mentions Eyewriter, which is an opensource project 1stly created some 3 years ago....

    http://www.eyewriter.org/diy/

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