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Some of the Weirder Ideas From CHI 2009 43

An anonymous reader writes "Technology Review has a roundup of some of the weirder ideas on show at last week's Computer-Human Interaction conference in Boston. They include a trackball that heats up as you roll over different parts of an image, a pair of goggles that track eye movements using electrooculography, and a miniature robot with a cellphone for its head."
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Some of the Weirder Ideas From CHI 2009

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  • by EchaniDrgn (1039374) on Tuesday April 14, 2009 @11:02AM (#27571739)

    Has anyone tried to pair some of these eye tracking softwares with contacts? I know it might be a bit more niche since not all us geeks wear Glasses/Contacts, but if you can get over the touching your eyes part I'm sure "blank" contacts could be made. Would be interesting to have a pair of glasses with small cameras that just tracked the marks on the contacts. I know my current contacts have marks on the outer edge of the contact with the makers name, perhaps this could even be made with some sort of non-visible spectrum reflective material. Then there's the problem of what light wouldn't cause eye damage being shone into the eye at that range.

    Maybe someone will steal this Idea. :-)

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer