Touch interfaces are all the rage these days with smartphones, the iPad and other tablets. They’re not all that useful for everyone though; there are plenty of people out there who can’t control their limbs well enough, or who don’t HAVE limbs, to make use of them.
Thankfully technology is bringing solutions to these people. Eye-tracking computing devices have been available for some time now, but the prices have been pretty prohibitive. Now the price is dropping fast, and thanks to a group of engineering students at Brigham Young University, it’s starting to drop even faster.
They’ve managed to cobble together a Windows 7 tablet with eye-tracking technology as the primary interface, and they’ve done it for less than $1,500! A real boon to those who genuinely need this sort of tech, and starting to approach the price point at which even those who don’t really need it can take advantage of it anyway.
What say you, readers? Could any of you benefit from this sort of interface? If so, how? Let us know in the comments!