Apple’s Gaze Detection vs Samsung’s Eye Scroll

blue-eyeYou are watching a Video on your mobile, you look away and the video stops and when you look back it resumes playback.

Sounds futuristic.

Soon this technology is going to enter our mobile phones where the mobile device will be capable of reading your eye movements.

Apple detailed in a patent application a gaze detection function that would know when the user is looking at the screen and respond accordingly.

“An electronic device may have gaze detection capabilities that allow the device to detect when a user is looking at the device,” the filing said. “When the device detects that the user has looked away from the device, the device may dim a display screen and may perform other suitable actions. The device may pause a video playback operation when the device detects that the user has looked away from the device.”

The device would then resume video playback operation when the person looks back at the device.

“Gaze detector circuitry may be powered down when sensor data indicates that gazed detection readings will not be reliable or are not needed,” it continued.

The stop-and-go nature of the technology is reminiscent of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Smart Stay and eye scrolling technology — the company previously filed for a “Samsung Eye Scroll” trademark and a patent for “Eye Pause.”

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