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Eye-Controlled Television Remotes

WinkyMote Lets You Change Channels Through the Blinking Motions

— February 2, 2014 — Tech
The WinkyMote is an eye remote controller that lets you change the channel with the blink of an eye.

The WinkyMote is placed on the skin and is integrated with technology that follows the muscles movements from your blinking commands to control the television. This project was first tested on a quadriplegic who was paralyzed in a Jiujitsu accident, and the results were inspirational. Although this seems like it would typically appeal to tech-savvy people, it also encompasses those who physically are incapable of controlling the television. A simple everyday task is made possible again for those who would otherwise require assistance.

This may be for those who like to collect gadgets, but it also will help to change entire groups of people, from the quadriplegic to the elderly.
Trend Themes
1. Eye-controlled Interfaces - Disruptive innovation opportunities lie in developing eye-controlled interfaces for various applications beyond television remotes.
2. Assistive Technology - Opportunities exist in creating assistive technologies that empower individuals with disabilities to perform everyday tasks independently.
3. Inclusive Design - There is potential for disruptive innovation in designing products and services that cater to the needs of a diverse range of users, including those with physical limitations.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can explore integrating eye-controlled interfaces into a wide range of devices, expanding accessibility and convenience for users.
2. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can leverage eye-controlled interfaces to develop new assistive technologies that enhance patient care and improve quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
3. Home Automation - The home automation industry can incorporate eye-controlled interfaces into smart home systems, enabling individuals with physical limitations to control their living environment with ease.
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