It is incredible how far we’ve come with technology and how much we have succeeded in enhancing our way of life with simple devices and inventions. In an effort to make our everyday life better and to add to its quality, we had some amazing inventions that we will use and continue to do so. These are things we can live without but simply choose not to because they make life much easier. Microwave, air condition they are all irreplaceable in modern society. This is why technology is changing every day as companies find a new way every day to bring more quality in our lives.
Never seen before technology like smartphones that you can control with your eyes is still in development phase, but experts predict that they will be available in near future. MIT researchers are developing a technique to teach smartphones eye-contact recognition pattern that will enable using phones by looking at them. It sounds like a science-fiction movie where technology is so advanced that it seems almost alien to us. But a group of experts at the University of Georgia are working on a new project where, in the current phase, they are collecting information about eye gaze in an effort to try to introduce it to smartphones. The new software would consider smartphones to recognize where a person is looking and thus control and operate the device.
How will it work?
There are thousands of social experiments that are conducted in interests of better understanding our nature. Similar experiments where people are being interviewed and recorded are conducted in companies. They will enable the creation of new software that will be able to track our eye contact and pinpoint where we are looking at any moment. The precision of this software is incredible, where they will be able to catch our look and determine the point where we are looking exactly with 1 to 2 cm of precision. Information about basic human behavior will be imported in smartphones to evade the mistakes in recognizing our eye contact direction. This will be sensitive technology, so there is much to do in order to make it available for smartphone market.
Information that researchers collect makes it easier for companies to create such a program to understand eye contact. They are still struggling with the insufficient amount of data in human behavior to predict the next move. Researchers from MIT state that in next year we will have smartphones and this kind of technology available. They want to be 100 percent sure that it will be flawless and ready for use. This will change the way smartphones work and directly affect our lives where technology will become so advanced that everything will be controlled by voice or just by looking at the device.
We can expect more devices like this in near future that will make our lives much easier. The biggest problem is making this technology affordable and available for everyone and that is what companies are trying to achieve.