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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2010, 05:43:01 AM »
I gave up on wanting brightness levels to be triggered by an event as I realised that the "working" monitor would simply be the one I'm staring at, i.e. the computer has no idea what my eyeballs are doing.

It'd be neat if you could use a webcam to do that  :P

hahaha~! That was my first thought as well! Eye tracking... don't know how to do it, but it would be very cool!
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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2010, 05:44:14 AM »
Anyone hacked a Kinect already? :D

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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2010, 05:50:08 AM »
I gave up on wanting brightness levels to be triggered by an event as I realised that the "working" monitor would simply be the one I'm staring at, i.e. the computer has no idea what my eyeballs are doing.

It'd be neat if you could use a webcam to do that  :P

hahaha~! That was my first thought as well! Eye tracking... don't know how to do it, but it would be very cool!

My logitech webcam zooms to keep me in frame...

You'd have to calibrate it, eh?...
  • Step One: Look at Monitor One
  • Step Two: Look at (the centre of) Monitor Two
  • Step etc: Look at...

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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2010, 08:18:19 PM »
I remember being wowed sometime back in the 60s or 70s reading about a prototype aiming system for helicopter guns using some kind of helmet mounted sensors that tracked the pilot's eyeball.  The guns (or maybe rockets) were aimed where the pilot looked, and fired when the pilot blinked in a certain overstated way.

The helmet was pretty big, but that was a long time ago.  So the technology exists (?) to register which monitor the user is looking at.

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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2010, 10:30:53 PM »
So the technology exists (?) to register which monitor the user is looking at.

Not to mention blowing it to smithereens  :)

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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2011, 04:56:50 PM »
I remember being wowed sometime back in the 60s or 70s reading about a prototype aiming system for helicopter guns using some kind of helmet mounted sensors that tracked the pilot's eyeball.

are you sure you weren't remembering "Blue Thunder" :)


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Re: Dreamy Monitor...
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2011, 09:17:11 PM »
I think I remember seeing that and thinking "hey, that's the gunsight I saw in Popular Science when I was a kid!"

And then Blue Thunder became a tv show.  But it got beat out by Airwolf, which wasn't a better show but they had a cooler looking helicopter and a better name for the hero.

TV in the '80's was deep....