Nokia receives eye tracking patent for its own connected specs

Nokia receives eye tracking patent for its own connected specs
Back in December, we passed along to you word that Nokia was working on a line of wearable devices and even had some sort of eye control technology that it was working on in the lab. Four months later, the Finnish manufacturer has received a patent for a method that improves the interaction between a wearer of connected specs and what Nokia calls a near to eye display (NED).

The patent explains that there will be two cameras on the wearable device, one which will track the gaze of an eye to help position the cursor on the screen. The other camera will focus on hand gestures, which will allow users to select an item on a menu. According to the patent, these gestures could be the shaking of a palm or the movement of a fist. The first camera could be an infrared camera focused on one eye of the user of the NED. The second camera would probably be a "so called side down-looking camera observing gestures of the hand."

Nokia even got a shot in at Google, explaining in the patent that existing methods of interaction for such a device are not effective. And if you aren't sure what kind of device Nokia is talking about when it talks about NEDs, you only need to see the accompanying sketches included with the patent that show off a pair of glasses.


source: PAT.tc via NPU, WMPoweruser

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8 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Do something amazing with this Nokia.

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'm seeing Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.

8. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

the movie had a happy ending and so doesnot justify the Name :P

3. lucid.brat unregistered

3rd patent in a week ...Google beware

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apple should be the one worrying. Samsung, Sony, Google and now Nokia have patents on wearable devices.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

They deserve to be sued, hopefully it happens.

5. SamDroid unregistered

Hold up, whats going on? I swear there was a news article after this...why did PhoneArena pull it down? Something about a Dickson guy having info on the iPhone 6............

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That sketch looks quite a bit better and cleaner than Google Glass. Promising...

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