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pointertovoid

Your eyes as a computer mouse

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An idea that may break through!

I suggested there (but there were already developments, at least for disabled persons, if not for every computer user)

http://saposjoint.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=1477

to track with a camera the eye position of a computer user and let software deduce where the user looks at.

Then, special keys - I'd like them at the keyboard - would tell what action to start with the object looked at.

This is meant as a pointing device to replace mices, touchpads and other trackballs.

Meanwhile (or they started before?), the Swedish company Tobii develops such a pointing device

http://www.futura-sciences.com/fr/news/t/informatique/d/cebit-le-premier-pc-portable-controle-avec-les-yeux_28435/

resembling my description.

And now Tobii's development could be integrated to Windows 8, as has just been made public at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:

http://www.tobii.com/en/group/news-and-events/press-releases/tobii-gaze-interface-for-windows-8/ (developer)

at Youtube : 3MoGzTdQnX8 (demo video by Tobii)

I'd like to have such a possibility on the computer I use, if it's quick and accurate.

But above all, I need some credible proof that the camera can only send data to that piece of the computer.

Best wishes!

Marc Schaefer, aka Enthalpy, aka Pointertovoid

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An idea that may break through!

Just for the record (and to keep things as together as possible):

jaclaz

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I can see this as being a problem for a couple of people I know, that have that "lazy eye" problem.

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left blink to click, double blink to double click, right blink to right click lol. Only thing im concerned about is watching videos, will the mouse follow where I look and get in the way ?

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left blink to click, double blink to double click, right blink to right click lol. Only thing im concerned about is watching videos, will the mouse follow where I look and get in the way ?

I guess that there should be a Warning on the box, "Not suitable for Sarah Palin" ;):

jaclaz

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left blink to click, double blink to double click, right blink to right click lol.

Most people can blink with either their left or right eye easily, while people who can blink with either without considerable effect are the rarer breed. So in my case, that setup wouldn't work well for me, it would be like having a Mac since I can't blink my right eye by itself very easily if at all. ;)

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That sounds like a great idea.. Though I move my eyes a lot and wouldnt the cursor disapear everytime I blink? I blink a lot as far as I know. and I move my eyes around the screen a lot since sometimes I have to scan with my eyes to see certain things.

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