Over at Computex Taipei, the usual array of bizarre and/or nifty gadgets you'd expect at a technology trade show are out in numbers. Coming to the attention of The Verge's Sean Hollister was a demo by Scandinavian company Senseye, with its intriguing eye tracking-based control and navigation system. As you might expect, a camera simply follows the motion of your eyes and moves the cursor to their focal point. To the obvious amusement of Halfbrick Studios, the Senseye was demonstrated on a large screen playing Fruit Ninja.

The Senseye system added a new peril for the player as simply looking at the dangerous bombs masquerading as sliceable fruit resulted in them exploding, but this was alleviated using good ol' peripheral vision. We've seen such systems for PC before, and indeed the device at the Senseye booth was not fit for mobile use - however, Senseye plans to bring this technology to Android phones and tablets. A drawback of such a system is obviously the single input's inability to perform multi-touch gestures, but who says your fingers can't be involved too?

According to Senseye the first devices using their software should hit the market some time next year, although due to BenQ Corp's trademark on the term "Senseye" it may be under a new name.

Source: The Verge via @Halfbrick; Senseye

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  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    I was laughing all the way through the video. Sean Hollister is so awesome.

    Great technology. Next step - think-sense. On Fruit Ninja: I want to slice that strawberry. Done.

    In real-life terms: I want to text [insert name here], saying 'Hey! This is great!'. Done.

  • HO ME

    Now, Patent it before Apple does. I dont want to hear that baby cries like a mf that someone stole its toy

  • Paul_Werner

    "but who says your fingers can't be involved too?" 

    That's what she said
    (sorry, I had to say it)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We were waiting for someone to say it. It came later than expected.

      • toshistation


  • Sandlegion

    the guy sounds like a mega douch.