These Portraits Are Drawn Only With Eye-Tracking Software

Graham Fink is an artist with an incredible ability to concentrate. He must be: he manages to draw images like these by subtly shifting his gaze around a screen, recording those movements using eye-tracking software. » 3/19/15 6:30am 3/19/15 6:30am

Samsung's Eye Mouse Lets the Disabled Use Computers More Easily

Using a computer can be difficult or even impossible for some people with disabilities. Now, Samsung's eye-tracking technology allows people who would struggle to use a mouse to navigate their computer with relative ease. » 11/25/14 7:45am 11/25/14 7:45am

Your GM Car Will Soon Know When You're Texting (And Tell You To Stop)

A decade ago, you'd assume that the idiot on the highway in front of you weaving back and forth across the yellow lines was drunk. Today, there's a pretty good chance that they're just trying to navigate some particularly complicated emoji. GM wants to stop the madness, and it's betting on eye-tracking to do so. » 9/02/14 9:33am 9/02/14 9:33am

Multitaskers Beware: This Service Makes You Focus On One Thing

Online instructional courses or web training can be boring. So that's where any distraction ever comes in. Learning! But the online training company Mindflash is offering a new feature for their iPad services that ensures actual focus and participation. No reading Gizmodo allowed. » 8/18/13 11:28am 8/18/13 11:28am

These Gaze-Sensitive Garments Move When They're Looked At

Staring at another person's clothing is generally considered rude—in fact, the mere concept of gaze has its own history and critical literature. But in this particular case, it’s recommended: These two dresses, by Montreal designer Ying Gao, aren’t really complete unless someone is staring at them. » 6/24/13 6:10pm 6/24/13 6:10pm

Controlling a TV With Your Eyes Makes You Feel Telepathic

Tobii's eye-tracking tech could be what frees us from keyboards and mice, but what if your eyeballs could replace your remote control, too? Haier, of all companies, is trying to make it happen. It's almost superhuman. » 1/09/13 2:49pm 1/09/13 2:49pm

I Just Controlled Windows 8 With My Eyes and It Made Me Believe in…

Windows 8 has a gorgeous Metro and finger friendly swipe-y interface that's perfectly fine but so 2011. All I want in my life in 2012 is Tobii, a company that's made the future possible: you control Windows 8 with your eyes. Seriously, it knows exactly what you're looking at when you're looking at it. It's… » 1/08/12 9:24pm 1/08/12 9:24pm

A Screen That Tracks Your Eye Movements So You Can Never Look Away

Students from the University of Texas have built a screen that you can't ever look away from because it follows your eye's every move. Seriously! An eye-tracking camera tracks where your eye is looking and the motorized pico-projector shoots out the display to that target. If you glance off to the right, the screen… » 5/02/11 4:40pm 5/02/11 4:40pm

Where Do Your Eyes Look When You're Watching a Movie?

Eleven movie watchers had their eye movements recorded using an Eyelink 1000 (SR Research) infra-red camera-based eyetracker while watching There Will Be Blood. Each dot represents a person's eyes and the size of the dot shows how long they've stared at that point. I wonder how the magnetic Daniel Day-Lewis would… » 2/16/11 8:00pm 2/16/11 8:00pm

Modded Nintendo Lets You Play Mario With Your Eyes, Poorly

This is both completely cool and totally useless: a group of engineers going by Waterloo Labs in Austin, Texas created a way of controlling an original NES by simply moving your eyes. » 8/03/10 9:20pm 8/03/10 9:20pm

EyeWriter Lets You Draw and Write Using Only Your Eyes

The EyeWriter is an eye-tracking setup with custom software designed to let people without full use of their bodies draw with their eyes. And it looks great. » 8/25/09 6:40pm 8/25/09 6:40pm

Oculis Labs Uses Eye Tracking to Blur, Obscure Screen For Massive…

Oculis Labs has two products, Chameleon and PrivateEye, that protect your screen from over-the-shoulder peepers in two incredibly novel ways. The catch that makes this product unique is that it uses eye tracking, something we haven't heard much of yet. » 6/26/09 7:40pm 6/26/09 7:40pm

Anti-Abuse Bus Stop Ad Only Batters Women When Nobody's Looking

Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad fixture in Hamburg, Germany which is equal parts clever and shocking: when you look at the photo, it's a smiling couple; when you look away, it's a dude punchin' a lady. » 6/26/09 9:40am 6/26/09 9:40am

3D Eyetracking Cellphone Interface Is, Like, Deep, Man

The Astonishing Tribe has posted another eye-candy cellphone UI demo for the world to ogle at. Unlike their last endeavor, though, this one might have a future on our phones. At least, I hope so. » 2/24/09 7:14am 2/24/09 7:14am