Eyes will control your smartphone
An international researchers team including an Indian student are trying to develop software. This software will help the users to monitor their smartphones with the help of their eye moments. Eyes will control your smartphone. The users will be able to play games, open apps and do many more activities with the support of this software.
The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Georgia and Germany’s Max Planck Institute has so far been able to train the software in identifying where a person is looking with an accuracy of about a centimeter on the mobile phone. The system’s accuracy will improve with more data according to a study done by the co-author Aditya Khosla from MIT.
An app called GazeCapture was created to achieve this. The app gathers the data about how people look at their smartphones in different surroundings. With the help of a front camera, the user’s gaze was recorded as they were showing pulsating dots on the smartphone screen. To make sure that the users were paying attention they were then shown a dot with ‘L’ or ‘R’ inside it. The users had to tap on the left or right side of the phone to give a response. The information from the app GazeCapture was then used for the software called iTracker, which will run on iPhone. This handset’s camera will capture your face, and the software considers factor like the where is the gaze of your eyes focused on the screen. It also tracks the position and direction of the user’s eyes.
Many people have used GazeCapture till now, and Khosla also said if the researchers get data from 10,000 people, they will be able to reduce iTracker’s error to half a centimeter which should be good enough for a range of eye tracking application.
If the software hits the success road, people can use eye sensor to control their smartphones. The technology is growing fast, and so are people. This software will make the working of a smartphone easier. If a person is busy somewhere with the help of this software they can control their smartphones. Isn’t this amazing?