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Imec eye movement detection technology paves the way to low-cost AR and VR applications

Imec and Holst Centre has developed a sensing technology to detect eye movement in real time based on electrical sensing. Imec says its solution, which is said to be five times cheaper and up to four times faster than currently available technology, has promising applications in the fields of virtual and augmented reality.Today’s eye movement detection technology makes use of high-resolution cameras embedded in eye-tracking screens or glasses. Such devices are already being commercialised for...

Group offers low-cost glasses to all

HOUSTON -- For many families, getting prescription glasses is a big ticket item, one that many can't afford. But now there is a new way to get eyeglasses for $10, $20 and $30. You are not going to find these frames and lenses at retailers. Instead, several non-profit organizations have teamed up to bring affordable prescription eyeglasses to everyone. Penny Wilkerson is picking up her new glasses. They are bifocals that normally would have cost her a couple hundred dollars at a...

Sensor-equipped glasses let you do things in ‘blink of an eye’

Just imagine blinking your eyes to get all things done.Chinese researchers have designed a new sensor that, when attached to a pair of glasses, can detect the motion of an intentionally closing eye, enabling a range of hands-free tasks, including typing or turning a light on and off.A circular soft and transparent triboelectric nanogenerator. Credit: Xiong Pu (www.phys.org)“The technique can be considered as having ‘a third hand’,” Professor Chenguo Hu of Chongqing University, one of the...