A recent breakthrough in hands-free computing is sure to transform the medical community and undoubtedly other industries as well. Eye tracking equipment, previously available for a mere $8,000, may soon be available in the form of horn-rimmed glasses and attached video gaming cameras for $30 a pair.
“The eye-tracking device works by first establishing where the eyes are looking…The user puts on the glasses, with the two attached cameras, and stares at a computer screen full of dots. They are then told to look at different dots, with software…working out how the eye looks at each dot…Once calibrated, the device can be used to control a mouse on the screen…”
Imagine this technology applied on construction sites – for heavy machinery, equipment, virtual site walk throughs and more. The possibilities for general contractors to apply augmented reality just keep getting better.