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Eye Gazing Technology Developed to Make Gaming More Accessible
In the future children that cannot use a mouse or keyboard will be able play computer games using their eyes.
Researchers at De Montfort University (a Leicester-based University in UK and supported by the European Regional Development Agency Innovation Fellowship Scheme) are developing an affordable eye-tracking technology that will allow hands free use of computer games.
This phenomenal technology uses eye gaze technology to play computer games. The eye gazing technology offers hands-free capability, allowing children with physical disabilities to control games and other applications much faster than before.The Eye Controlled low computer technology were winners of The Engineer Award 2011.
The technology has already been used in two different games:
1) EyeAsteroids - The ship flies towards where you are looking and the space bar is used to fire.
2) EyeShoot in the Dark!
It is not anticipated the device will be produced for sale in the near future. When it is produced, the cost of the product will be less than £200 that is less $318 us dollars.
Eye Gazing Game Dem