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Eye Mouse

A mouse that moves with your eyes
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Basicly what you would do is have a camera at the top of the monitor and it would recognize your eyes and watch your eyes to see exactly what you are looking at. The software for this might be difficult to develop but once it is developed it would be quite easy to do. You would just look at the start button on a windows PC for example and then you could tripple blink to double click and so on, to make a regular click you could just do one right eye blink, and the other eye blink for left button and right button input. This system would help you be more productive while typing and useing other things, perhaps even games may be more fun to play if you could control the sites on a gun with your eyes!
JoeLounsbury, Nov 09 2003

(?) Quick Glance 2 http://www.eyetechds.com/generic0.html
[waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004]


       Eye tracking computer operation is commonplace too. Most commonly used by quadriplegics and others who have limited motion. Stephen Hawking uses his to construct sentences for his voice synth and write very good books, among other things.
waugsqueke, Nov 09 2003

       There's also another baked way to do this (besides using a camera) - electrodes are placed above, below, and to the sides of the eyes. These detect the activity of the retina (the relative strength of the signal varies with the position of the eye).
benjamin, Nov 09 2003

       You could get awesome high scores in solitare, too!   

       (standard, not vegas)
Condiment, Nov 09 2003

       I just tried triple-blinking ten times in a row and now everything's gone a bit blurry. I hope the fighter-pilots I saw on Discovery Wings who use similar eye-based mechanisms have found a better technique than that. Now I've been trying left-winks and right-winks and they're even harder....and the new secretary is looking at me strangely...
dobtabulous, Nov 10 2003

       Why not have light pens glued to your eyeballs? Then you can just lean forward until they touch the screen and move them around with your eyes.
DrBob, Nov 10 2003

       I have a camera that focuses where you look. From my experiences with this, I would suggest that an eye-driven mouse would be extremely frustrating to most people - we only glance at what we're doing occasionally, often keeping our eyes on other things that bear watching.
DrCurry, Nov 10 2003

       mouseclicks would not nessesarily have to be with blinking of eyes. Consider foot-pedals or wireless clips on ears (only for those with great control of ear-movement). All you need for left and right mouseclicks is 2 buttons of any kind.
carsten888, Nov 25 2004


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