eyePhone: Control Your Phone With Just A Glance

By December 8, 2011

Humans can tell a lot about one another by their eyes- are the interested, excited, bored, annoyed.  And soon, so will your phone.

A team in Denmark have developed Senseye, a new eye-tracking software that allows you to control your smartphone or tablet with eye-movements. Using a device’s camera, Senseye identifies when & where you’re looking at the screen, then scrolls and clicks accordingly. The software also controls a screen’s brightness according to its user’s attention – dimming itself when eyes are diverted and lighting up when focus is detected.

While the project is still a work in progress, the Copenhagen team hopes that their technology will able to assist people with disabilities who cannot manipulate existing interfaces.