Siri still has a lot of bugs and kinks, but it is by far one of the coolest interfaces in the world today. Eyefluence, a start-up from the Silicon Valley in America, is looking to beat Apple and every other voice-controlled system to the punch by creating a new interface that works purely based on the movement of our eyes.

Seeing is believing

Eyefluence relies on biomechanics and augmented reality glasses equipped with cameras to understand the movement of your eyes and create corresponding actions. The cameras can understand when you are focusing on certain areas of the screen and when you are looking away entirely. You will be able to click on icons with a glace and participate in all necessary activities such as browsing the web and sending emails.

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Jim Marggraff, the founder and CEO of Eyefluence, told TechCrunch that the interface can "move as fast as you can think", and the tracking mechanism will allow you to carry out functions "without winking and without waiting."

Let the mind games begin

The real area of interest while observing the growth of this technology will be monitoring the use of 'eye-brain connection'. Biomechanics has been applied to numerous fields so far, but this will be the first time that this technology will be applied to create a virtual interface.

The company is also looking to create a greater presence in the market by collaborating with established brands in order to integrate their technology with relevant products. Tying up with augmented reality and virtual reality headsets will help increase the scope and accuracy of these products by a great margin.

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VR has already been applied for gaming and other fascinating areas; it will be interesting to note how the use of the technology will change based on this addition.

According to Marggraff, the growth of Eyefluence could result in the growth of 'deskless workers' and change the nature of a market that is 40 million strong. The CEO sees this product being applied in various walks of life including construction and health care. You can watch the working prototype of this revolutionary technology in action here.

 

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