NTT DoCoMo's R&D labs
are amongst the busiest in the world, and here at CEATEC
the company is showing off a development that it has had in the oven for quite some time. The difference now? Elegance. The eye-controlled music interface
that we first spotted
in mid-2008 is being showcased yet again here at the Makuhari Messe, but instead of having a short straw-drawing employee stand around with an absurd amount of headgear on, this year's demonstrator was equipped with little more than a special set of earbuds, a few cables and a swank polo. Put simply, the contraption watched subtle changes in eye movements and altered the music accordingly. A look to the right moved the track forward, while a glance to the left went back a track. The demo seemed buttery smooth, but there's still no telling when this stuff will go commercial. Still, progress is progress, and there's a video after the break showing as much.
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