Look in, turn on, drop out

2006-08-17T09:37:33Z (GMT) by Alastair G. Gale Fangmin Shi
The ART (Attention-Responsive Technology) research project is developing a system to enable mobility-impaired individuals to access technology efficiently. The system monitors both the individual and any ICT devices in his/her environment. It then uses the individual’s gaze direction to determine to which ICT device, if any, they are potentially attending. This information is relayed to a userconfigurable control panel, which then displays only those controls that are appropriate, both to the user and to the particular device in question. The user can then choose to operate the device if s/he wishes. The initial ergonomic challenges in the development of the ART system are described.