Researchers Develop EyeMU Tech That Lets You Control Your Phone With Your Eyes
In their research, the team found that "The eyes have what you would call the Midas touch problem," according to associate professor and director of the Future Interfaces Group, Chris Harrison. He continued, explaining that "You can't have a situation in which something happens on the phone everywhere you look. Too many applications would open." Therefore, the team developed software that, using various algorithms and tools such as
Following this development, new features were added, such as using "the smartphone's front-facing camera to lock in what the viewer is looking at and register it as the target." This target could then be interacted with by flicking the phone, the example of which is clearing a notification that you are looking at.
With this ingenuity, the CMU research team hopes to help people worldwide use their phones more easily and effectively. In any event, let us know what you think of this eye-tracking tech in the comments below.