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Fujitsu Develops Eye Tracking Technology

By: Jennifer Rocha

Compact camera and LED are small enough to be embedded into a PC for non-contact interface technology that enables screen scrolling or zooming using eye movements

Story content courtesy of Fujitsu, JP

This month, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced development of eye tracking technology that takes advantage of compact, inexpensive cameras and light-emitting diodes (LED) embedded in PCs.

Using a near-infrared LED and the type of compact, inexpensive camera that comes as a standard feature in many PCs, Fujitsu Laboratories has developed image processing technology that can overcome blurred images to accurately detect the pupil of the eye. As a result, an eye tracking device can be embedded into the frame of a PC screen without detracting from the PC’s design, enabling a new and natural non-contact PC interface in which, for example, screen zooming and scrolling based on where one is looking are possible.


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