The conspiracy theorists among us decry the use of finger print laptop security devices and iris scanning ATMs, but one eye-based technology is likely to grow in popularity despite the tin foil hats out there. The Kome Kami Switch is a mechanism developed by Kazuhiro Taniguchi of Osaka University's Graduate School of Engineering Science that allows you to control your iPod via eye blinks. The device works by reading the movements of your temples via infrared beams of light. The mechanism allows the user to skip, stop and rewind tracks all with a blink of the eye. The research team hopes to offer the system commercially in the near future but for now we're stuck using our greasy mitts to skip to the next tune.
Via News AU