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Gadget lets you control computer with your eyes

A researcher in London has created a low-cost device which allows wearers to use their eye movements to control a computer

By Tom Levitt, for CNN
September 24, 2012 — Updated 0848 GMT (1648 HKT) |
A researcher in London has created a low-cost device which allows wearers to use their eye movements to control a computer

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • New low-cost glasses allow you a wearer to control gadgets, even objects with their eyes
  • Eye-tracking equipment could help Multiple Sclerosis and other brain disorders
  • Technology could start a new era of hands-free computing

(CNN) — Take two video-game console cameras and one pair of horn-rimmed glasses and for around $30 you have a device that will allow you to control a computer or, potentially, even a wheelchair with your eyes.

Previously, if you wanted to buy similar eye-tracking equipment it would have cost you upwards of $8,000. Now, scientists in London have pioneered a device, the GT3D, using components anyone of us can buy from the shopping mall.

More than five weeks on, elderly and disabled are still waiting for a phone line

Residents hanging on for phone line

Published on Saturday 30 July 2011 08:00

RESIDENTS left without a phone line for more than a month have slammed a communications giant for “fobbing them off”.

Disgruntled householders at the new 13-bungalow Olaman Walk development, in Peterlee, said they were told by their telephone suppliers they would have landlines installed ready for moving in on June 20.

But more than five weeks on, they are still waiting.

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