Eye-controlled ‘i beam’ tablet gives you an extra arm

by Gareth Mankoo

NTT Docomo from Japan has introduced a prototype tablet that does a good job with convenient tablet browsing. They have introduced the ‘i beam’ tablet that reads your eye movement and uses it as a navigational tool for your device. You eye gaze is tracked by a green dot on the screen that enables you to select objects, scroll, flip pages and do a lot more. The only reason you need your other hand is to zoom in. It adds more utility by presenting definitions of words that you stare at longer.

The ‘i beam’ is on display at 2012 Ceatec technology trade show. NTT Docomo built it in collaboration with Fujitsu and Tobii.


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