Touch screens are so 2010. Earlier this year, Chinese computer manufacturer and heir to the IBM Thinkpad name, Lenovo, released a laptop that you could control with eye movement. You read me right. You just look at what you want to click on an the cursor goes there. What effect could this have on education? Think of all the physically disabled students that we will soon be able to help with this new technology. The company that created this technology for Lenovo, Tobii, has now released a stand-alone version of their eye tracking hardware that can attach to any computer. There is now price tag yet (which probably means it costs a small fortune) but I can see this technology becoming a cornerstone in assistive tech.
April 18, 2011