Body-controlled iPod

Blink and change tunes
  • Jonny Evans (Unknown Publication)
  • 09 March, 2008 22:00

Japanese researchers have created an iPod control system that lets users jump through their music by blinking their eyes.

Dubbed the "KomeKami" switch, or "Temple Switch", the system is an infra-red sensor which attaches to a pair of glasses and monitors the movement of eyelids.

The system will control iPods by watching for specific combinations of winks and blinks which initiate common control actions, such as play, fast forward or pause.

The system's designer, Kazuhiro Taniguchi of Osaka University's Graduate School of Engineering Science, claims Temple Switch is intelligent enough to make the distinction between deliberate and normal eye movements.