Samsung’s ‘eye mouse’ is the nicest thing it’s ever done

A volunteer group of Samsung engineers has developed a second generation of the company’s EYECAN eye-tracking technology, which is designed to allow disabled people to navigate a computer interface. EYECAN+ dispenses with the original’s need for glasses and is now just a self-contained unit that slots in under a computer’s monitor. Once hooked up, it presents the user with a series of options, which can be highlighted with a look and “clicked” with a blink. The technology was on demonstration in Seoul today, where The Verge‘s Sojung Lim witnessed it being used by graduate student Hyung-Jin Shin of Yonsei University. Shin, who was born quadriplegic, has been helping test the EYECAN+ and used it to write out a message of support for the…

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