Leave it to the Japanese to come up with this idea! Professor Arai Kohei of Saga University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering has come up with a computer system which makes use of the user’s eyes to input information to control it. Called the Mitsumeru Dake, or Just Look in English, this system makes use of a miniature camera to measure the line of sight of the user. All he has to do is look at a character on the screen for one second and it will be considered an input.
This computer system is seen to be very useful for people with disabilities. As we may be very well aware of, there are countless people who are unable to use computers due to one or another. That is, unless they have access to expensive equipment. With Mitsumeru Dake, this situation can be resolved.
This development is indeed very much welcomed by the rest of the world. It is a prime example of how men of science can put their knowledge to practical use to improve people’s lives.
[tags]Japan, Japanese scientists, inventions, computer systems, disability[/tags]