Eye-tracking glasses let you turn digital pages hands-free

The promise of Google Glass is essentially the ability to compute from a pair of glasses using a side-mounted interface. But another group of researchers have developed an even more innovative pair of specs that will allow you to turn digital pages with your eyes.

Developed by Germany's Fraunhofer Research Institution for Organics, Materials and Electronic Devices, the glasses allow for hands-free turning of digital document pages by simply looking at arrows pointing in the direction the user wishes to page toward. The glasses work by using photodiodes to track eye movements and uses an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) micro-display. Project manager Dr. Rigo Herold said, "Despite the fact that Google's data glasses, for instance, might be a little more stylish in appearance, navigating through the menu still requires using joysticks, whereas our glasses do not."

Designed to be used for delicate working situations such as surgery, the glasses can be programmed to operate on the Windows of Linux operating systems. However, no commercial date or pricing has been announced.


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