Eye tracking feels like the future. Your eyes rove across the screen seeking out more asteroids to blast. The reticule traces the same path in fits and spurts: flickering with every blink. Asteroids explode, and the score floats through your peripheral vision. It’s a simple game you play after calibrating the system,…
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.
On the left you see an image of a cute kid, and on the right you see how people look at it, if given a few moments to stare. The squiggly lines are the work of a pioneer in vision research, and he had even more interesting squiggles to show us.
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.
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.
Some people can "see" their own hands waving in front of their faces while in total darkness. It shouldn't be possible, but a quirk of their senses allows these people to perceive movement without using their eyes.
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.
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.
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…
An eye tracking study of 54 users under the age of 34 shows that Facebook users and Google+ users read their homepage in the same way.
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…
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…
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.
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.
The high end Chameleon product costs $10,000 and is targeted towards government offices that really need to protect secrets and are willing pay. It works by learning the unique way that a user's eye jumps around while reading, called their "gaze pattern", and calibrates the text on screen to match. To anyone else, the…
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.