August 22nd, 2002, 03:46 PM
Write a letter with your eyes
Scientists from Cambridge Uni in the UK have created a method that makes it possible to write using your eyes. The method is quite genious, and they have a demo ready for everyone to try. Myself I was pretty impressed with the teqnique. Of course I don't have the eye-camera that is needed in the real application, but in the demo it's possible to use the mouse instead. But you still get the impression it would work even with a camera attached to your eye. This must be something like a breakthorugh for peole with movement disabilites!
The project here: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/
Download here: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/Download.html
August 22nd, 2002, 04:21 PM
...could also revolutionize text entry on handhelds
August 22nd, 2002, 05:06 PM
Could be, but I wouldn't be comfortable with walking around with a camera on my head! But the tecnique is probably faster than using one of them touch-screens with handwriting recognition. (I never found them very usable anyway...)
August 22nd, 2002, 06:33 PM
Kewl, this would acctualy help alot of people, but I think they may have to put a filter on it, some people don't have 'Full' controle of their eye's so they may quiver or shake....still nice idea...
Not the people with "Locked-In" Syndrome can speak again
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August 22nd, 2002, 08:01 PM
This is one of the coolest applications I've seen. What an efficient method of transcription!
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August 23rd, 2002, 10:17 AM
man man.. where the technology will end.. really great.. thanks for sharing..
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August 23rd, 2002, 10:41 AM
Very cool.Sort of like the cannon on the apache gunships.I'm glad to see the idea used for a better purpose.
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