Your Future Smartwatch May Respond to Your Gaze

Your Future Smartwatch May Respond to Your Gaze

Eye-tracking tech to select watch functions with a glance

Emma Hutchings
  • 29 january 2016

Researchers at Lancaster University are an developing eye-tracking technology called Orbits that would enable smartwatch wearers to go hands-free while selecting different functions. Augusto Esteves, Eduardo Velloso and Hans Gellersen from Lancaster University along with Andreas Bulling from the Max Planck Institute for Infomatics have taken advantage of ‘smooth pursuits’ to develop Orbits. This form of eye movement only occurs when fixed on a moving target, ensuring a high degree of accuracy and no calibration between the eye-tracker and display.

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