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Invention Idea #7: Eye-movement- tracking goggles that would replace the mouse.

  1. ryancarter profile image60
    ryancarterposted 7 years ago

    Invention Idea #7: Eye-movement- tracking goggles that would replace the mouse.  Good Idea?

    The mouse click could be triggered by a slightly prolonged blink (to differentiate from normal blinks).

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    Brian Turnboposted 7 years ago

    Especially good idea for the physically impaired.  I could see it taking quite a while to develop.

  3. OrlandoC profile image63
    OrlandoCposted 7 years ago

    Hmm...that IS a good idea. And it would be pretty easy to create, I think. Video games already have the capability to read light (a la the Wii). It seems like a pretty easy leap to read eyes instead of a controller. Cool.

  4. DStettler profile image60
    DStettlerposted 7 years ago

    pretty good idea. when you blink does that count as clicking?

  5. JosephRanseth profile image67
    JosephRansethposted 7 years ago

    Actually, this idea has some limitations. When a user visits a webpage, their eye will scan the page very rapidly to see what is available and then decide where they want to click.

    It could get extremely annoying to have the cursor bouncing all over the screen (if it could even keep up with the rapid eye movements) when all a person is trying to do is see what their options are. It would be especially difficult when trying to highlight, drag & drop, etc.

    Overall, it's a good idea, but I see some challenges.