Eye-Controlled Data Glasses

German researchers have developed some cool eye-controlled data glasses that can overlay information onto the real world. Even better, you can page through data by using eye motions.

( Interactive OLED data glasses will overlay information)

Fraunhofer COMEDD will present the interactive OLED data eyeglasses at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara. The possibility to control data with one’s eyes and without using hands or speech fascinates a broad number of potential users...

The interdisciplinary project FAIR is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It is dedicated specifically to the support of physical functions by using “hand-free applications in augmented reality“ (FAIR)...

The control and interaction with the display will be achieved via eye movements. Thus the displayed elements can be seen but provide at the same time the possibility for interaction. This enables the user to start different computer-controlled actions via eye movements. The first steps within FAIR will focus on three special application scenarios: assistance and interaction systems for persons with disabilities, innovative human-machine-interfaces in the field of entertainment as well as information- and augmented-reality-interfaces in industrial maintenance scenarios.

(Data overlay [credit: Fraunhofer COMEDD])

Compare this real world device with the imagined devices of science fiction writers, like the data goggles from Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash and the eyephone from William Gibson's 1996 novel Idoru.

From Fraunhofer via Kurzweil AI.

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