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.


By using electrodes placed around the eyes to track the movement of a players eyeballs, they were able to jury rig a Nintendo to accept eye movement as controller input. And it works!

Of course, controlling a game with the direction you're looking makes it pretty tough to look straight at the screen, which is why no one makes it more than halfway through level 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. in this video. But still, impressive work! [Waterloo Labs via Gadget Lab]



You don't have to look away, just move your head. Keep your eyes locked on the screen. Move your head to the left to move Mario right, and down to jump. I'm sure you could figure the rest out.