Alright so raise your hand if you’ve had a chance to try out Microsoft’s Kinect System. Okay, how about those that heard about Microsoft’s Kinect System? Hmm, alright, now anyone who has heard of Microsoft? OKayyy. That’s better.
Well I knew about the Kinect project all the way back when it was rumoured to be Project Natal. 15 months later I ask my buddy who works for Xbox, “Hey, whatever happened to Project Natal?” and he was like “Huh? OH the marketing team changed it to Kinect so its kid friendly and families would buy it. Besides, the promises of Natal are way too advanced and too expensive to use in the consumer markets at this point.” “Bummer.”
Link to Natal: Project Natal
Project Nadal would have made CODBO, MW3, and KZ have an interface that would not require the sophistication of controls as they still require today. Players would be able to dodge bullets (haha maybe) by contorting their bodies. Actions and directions can be given using hand and arm gestures. Finally, a true and realistic working version ofMilowould be the solution to Forever Alone Meme.
Well a company called Tobii (Two-Bee) is taking this to whole new level: Jedi Mind Control!
See, Kinect was inadvertently discriminating against people without limbs and Tobii recognized that evil and thus created this:
Tobii will revolutionize how we interact with electronics and will bring all able-bodied persons closer and closer to an American Body. J hehe. Without the need for arms and hands we can now use them for better purposes… like eating a sandwich while browsing on the computer; Or playing guitar while slaying dragons.
So what exactly is this device?
Well here’s what the makers call it:
“The new Tobii PCEye is an easy to use, stand-alone eye control device that can be used with most personal computers. It is quick to set up, highly accurate and provides total control of your computer using only your eyes.
Who is helped by the Tobii PCEye Eye Control Unit?
Tobii PCEye, is a perfect eye control unit, for users with higher cognitive abilities wanting access to regular computer programs with eye control. It was developed primarily for individuals with impaired motor skills or those needing an alternative method like eye control for controlling a mouse.
Those that can benefit most from the Tobii PCEye eye control unit include:
- Users with limited motor skills due to ALS
- Individuals with spinal cord injuries
- Those suffering from certain neurological disorders
- Really super lazy people that don’t want to use a keyboard and mouse that is literally 2 feet away from them
- People who like using their hands for other things while on the computer
- People who want to freak out or impress friends, family, dates (”Hey I have mind control… but it only works on computers. Come upstairs, I’ll show you) J
Haha, the last three were my own additions.
Tobii also has equipement that tracks what our eyes can see which is vital information for market research or medical research.
You just wear these glasses when you go shopping and it collects data based on what you are looking at. Simple and incredibly accurate.
I’m guessing in a decade or so they should have this technology either on contacts or embedded in our retinas. They might do it when we are born or while we are sleeping. Hmm… I think I need to stop watching Conspiracy Reports and back to more Children’s Cartoons.
Anyways, what do you think? Super cool Jedi Mind Control Device? Or lame, $18,000 fancy camera for really lazy people? You tell me (below in the comments).
Tobii or not Tobii, I think the answer is pretty clear; Tobii all the way! (Sorry, I couldn’t help it)