Doesn't seem very practical at this point. You trade pressing a button with your hands for the much more restrictive "having to sit in front of a camera".
The first line makes me wonder: does anyone else actually use their phone as their MP3 player?
I sure don't: I have a Motorola Razr, and the entire battery discharges in about an hour if I use it as an MP3 player... and thanks to the way they designed it with a single micro-USB connector, you can't use headphones and recharge it at the same time. Genius design *sigh*.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I told my friends at Associated Services for the Blind about this.
"I didn't cry when Bambi's mother was shot... but I cried when HAL was turned off."
Lol, I know I shouldn't be laughing, but hilarious comment!
I think you hit the nail on the head.
I want two things from my phone. Great call quality and decent battery life. I don't use 80% of the features listed on it. Sure, a camera is useful, but most phone cameras offer very poor performance.
This kind of eye tracking technology would be great for paralyzed individuals, but quite useless outside of it. Moreover, it would be a nuisance.
Imagine a TV remote control that is equipped with the same tech. Your eye movements up/down can be used to change the channels and left/right to change volume. The phone rings and you look to the right to pick it up. And suddenly the volume has turned to maximum and you can barely hear the other person on the phone.
Another example would be people who use mp3 players while exercising. Would you rather keep your eyes on the road or focus on trying to skip to the right song. May cause a lot of bicycle/pedestrian collisions.
Still, the technology has its uses, I'm not sure if it's with mp3 players.
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