Eye-controlled Gaze TV

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The Gaze TV is an eye controlled television manufactured by chinese company Haier featuring technology developed by Tobii, a Swedish company that offers eye-tracking technology for computers. It is controlled by staring at the top or bottom of the screen to activate a user interface. The user can change volume, switch channel or other tv functions by just looking at icons shown on the screen. The key part of Tobii’s technology is a table top sensor that sits in-between the viewer and screen monitoring the user’s eye movements. The device has to be calibrated to each user before use and become less accurate if they are wearing glasses. It tracks the shift in gaze and number of blinks to point, zoom, scroll, select and navigate menus and features. The technology is still at early stage, but it has the potential to replace traditional remote control. There is no official confirmation on pricing and availability but Gaze TV is expected to go on sale by the end of 2013. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.

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