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Scientists develop a real-life ‘cyclops lens’ that emits an infrared laser pointer

track the wearer's eye movement

Scientists develop a real-life ‘cyclops lens’ that emits an infrared laser pointer

 

The Scientists have taken inspiration from X-Men’s Cyclops and created a contact lens that points a red laser at what the wearer is looking at.

The regular-size contact lens is fixed with a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) which points in the direction the user is looking.

French engineers used off-the-shelf mechanism to create a working prototype which can be used for gaze recognition.

Gaze recognition is a potential field of research and could be the next edge for computer systems.

As an alternative of using a touch screen or a mouse to control a device, gaze recognition would allow users to select options on a display just by looking at them.

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