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The Eye Tribe brings eye control to Android, opens it to developers in June

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The Eye Tribe brings eye control to Android, opens it to developers in June
The Eye Tribe is one of the most exciting innovators in the interface space with its eye tracking and eye control technology, and now the company is finally ready to roll it out on Android smartphones and tablets. Founded by PhD students from the IT University of Copenhagen, The Eye Tribe technology tracks your eyes to control your device with an accuracy equal to that of a fingertip. How does it do that? There is some magic to that but also sub-millimeter pupil tracking.

Along with the official announcement of the eye control technology, The Eye Tribe has also said a developer SDK will be coming to Android in June.

“What we show today is only the tip of the iceberg of what eye control will be used for in applications and games,” The Eye Tribe co-founder Sune Alstrup Johansen said.

Ther There lots of application for the technology - from logging in using your eyes, to hands free scrolling using only your eyes and novel game controls.

The Eye Tribe has won investors’ approval and raised a total of $3.3 million in funding.

source: The Next Web

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:51 10

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I can't wait to try it! :)

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:58 8

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)

Finally! Iron man tech for the common man

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:33 5

3. recond9 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

I always thought that using the fingers on a screen is way better,than this motion or eye control things.
Well I guess that they said this about the touchscreens a few years ago.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:35 5

4. Kurai (unregistered)

lol if apple were to patent this . . they would call it the iEye

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:33

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 5002; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

They're gonna save that for their wearable glass tech....which they invented before the iphone.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 16:16

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Sounds like it'll be some cool tech bro.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:52

5. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

QUESTION!! does silk look better on someone r does it feel better when touching it??? my arguement is this.. why would i want to control an device with eye movements and steal the richness of me touching it????? this feature is so so cartoonish lolll its maybe a superman feature

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 08:27 1

6. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

This was the tech that was mentioned for the S4 but never half made it. I can see this being useful for those with larger screened handsets and tablets alike (like the Galaxy Mega and upcoming Togari), where using two hands becomes a task in some cases!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:53 7

8. buccob (Posts: 2733; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

The problem playing Fruit Ninja is that when the bombs appear you WILL look at them...

hehehe anyway great innovation, hopefully more apps and OS features take advantage of this.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 20:18

10. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

Awesome innovation!

Just think those who are physically disabled or can't speak could use this to communicate with others by just moving their eyes!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 20:27

11. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

android? thats a windows 8/RT tablet guys..

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 07:07

12. elbyp (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)

how it works? can anyone provide links based on its working

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