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CNN: New [Open-Source] Software Lets Your Eyes Do the Typing

Aug 22, 2002, 22:00 (9 Talkback[s])

"When it comes to entering computer data without a keyboard, the eyes have it.

"Replacing a keyboard or mouse, eye-scanning cameras mounted on computers have become necessary tools for people without limbs or those affected with paralysis. The camera tracks the movement of the eye, allowing users to 'type' on a virtual keyboard as they look at the screen.

"And now, researchers from the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University say they have developed software that replaces the standard QWERTY keyboard layout with one that is nearly twice as efficient, more accurate and easier on the eyes...

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