Now possible with iPhone 4? An iPhone That Follows Your Eyes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flavamactop, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. flavamactop macrumors member

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    Just thought of a cool idea... what if the next iPhone has a front-facing camera, and the phone can use that to tell where on the screen you are looking?

    Immediately, a zoom functionality that zooms in where you're looking comes to mind. Any other cool ideas of what this could be used for?
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    This doesn't even seem possible to me.

    What about the googley-eyed customers? They'd have all kinds of usability issues.
     
  3. aidricksdad macrumors regular

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    it should also display an image of what you are hearing on the screen
     
  4. flavamactop thread starter macrumors member

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    Just wanted to bubble this thread back up to the top. I think that using the front-facing camera to determine where on the screen you are looking opens up a new class of apps. Any thoughts?
     
  5. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

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    There's no way a technology like that could be possible anywhere in the near future. Maybe decades down the road, but at that time the iPhone probably won't even resemble an iPhone anymore.
     
  6. gloss macrumors 601

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    Not really true.
     
  7. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Or if someone has a lazy eye :D
     
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    Um, its really not a hard concept to implement. Making it perfect would be a challenge, but eye tracking has been around for quite a while now.
     
  10. brightlights macrumors regular

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    ^ This.

    It's a mobile phone, not a 50 inch TV. Tracking eye movements is entirely pointless.

    Speaking of which, one of the Microsoft Kinect demos from earlier this evening included head tracking. A far more interesting implementation.
     
  11. corriewf macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it would have to be able to tell what mm you are looking at on the screen. That's far too sensitive and honestly needless.
     

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