I hate CES. It’s crowded and noisy, with a frantic energy that borders on desperate. That energy is stoked by everything that’s wrong (and right) about Las Vegas. For the press, it’s essentially impossible to find everything worth covering among 3,600 exhibitors announcing 20,000 new products staged across more than 18.5 hectares (two million square feet) of convention space. But we kill ourselves trying anyway. Why do I keep coming back? Because of the tiny handful of companies that are using technology to make our lives not just better, but magical. I also do it in order to see those companies transform their tech from trade show prototypes to consumer products. This year, Tobii and SteelSeries are demonstrating gaze tracking interfaces that have made just such a leap. At CES 2011, Tobii demonstrated an arcade cabinet featuring a classic game of Asteroids that you could play with your eyes. Using infrared cameras and illuminators, the game system tracked the player’s pupils to determine exactly where on the screen his or her gaze was focused. Gamers were able to blow up incoming asteroids just by looking at them. It’s an effortless and intuitive way to interact with a computer, and it feels like magic. A… Read full this story
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