Samsung has definitely put a smile on the face of many physically disabled people around the world. Recently, Samsung has announced a new member named eyeCAN, which use an exclusive glasses mounted solution to do the work of a Mouse by tracking the user’s eyes movement.
This feature works great for the disabled people as they can surf various social networking sites, browse on numerous websites and many other things on the internet, by wearing this eyeCAN. Samsung’s new invention which turns human eyes into the Mouse, sounds really interesting. Not only disabled people but even the normal people could be tempted to own this and make them selves independent from the tedious usage of the Mouse.
Samsung plans to present this amazing product to the public within this current year at an approximate price of 50,000 WON. The EyeCan is a result of hard work which is done by the five members of Samsung’s Creativity Lab. By inventing this product, they wanted to help paralyzed people to control the computer through the eye tracking, and their wish has been fulfilled. The team is planning to distribute “D.I.Y kits” to needy people in the South Korea so that they can easily assemble their own hardware and it helps them in how to make use of it. Also the company has revealed that they have released the source code of EyeCan very soon, so that any one can collect it.
As everyone can download and modify the software through the internet, Samsung is in high expectation that this technology will spread rapidly and at the same time, it will be appreciated as a Noble tool for serving the disabled people to communicate that too at a reasonable price. Mike Ebeling, at TED, unveiled the same kind of invention for the first time and it was known as an eyeWriter. But this time Samsung has modified that eyeWriter by adding some more efficient functions such as exploring Google Street to view various places and 3D images that you have never visited before. So it is almost sure that the eyeCan will become more popular compared to eyeWriter.
eyeCan test video from youtube: