IBM has invented eye contact-based information transfer. A recently published patent application from IBM describes how you will be able to transfer information with other users just through eye contact, almost telepathically. Imagine that you and someone else (your friend, or co-worker) are wearing head mounted devices, just like the Google Glass. Now both of you could be sitting next to each other, across the room, or in different continents video conferencing. If you need to transfer a file to your friend, you two will only need to only make eye contact with each other. The two head mounted devices will recognize each other, such through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC. Then, a computer system will, based on gaze tracking of two head mounted devices, determine a mutual gaze by analyzing images that that you and your friend may be watching. While the established mutual gaze exists a file transfer is initiated.
Handy, isn’t it? Transferring information just by a look is surely cool. This technology takes us one step closer to what is essential telepathy.
Publication Number: US20190089769A1
Patent Title: Eye contact-based information transfer
Publication date: 2019-03-21
Filing date: 2018-11-16
Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
Assignee: International Business Machines Corp