Apple’s Smart Glasses Could Be Operated Using Eye Gestures

Apples’s long-awaited Augmented Reality Glasses continue to attract news surrounding its specifications. The glasses can be paired to the iPhone and are expected to feature an interactive display in each lens, which will respond to certain gestures. A Bloomberg report suggests that the glasses will have holographic display enabling the users to view texts, email, maps, and more. Although, Apple hasn’t officially announced the AR glasses, according to a new patent┬áregistered by Apple, the glasses could be controlled with your eyes. The patent describes techniques for interacting with an electronic device using an eye gaze. “According to some embodiments, a user uses his or her eyes to interact with user interface objects displayed on the electronic device. The techniques provide a more natural and efficient interface by, in some exemplary embodiments, allowing a user to operate the device using primarily eye gazes and eye gestures”

Eye movements including blinks, and stares are said to control Apple Glasses. For example, if you want to zoom in on a particular object, stare at it for a few seconds and the glasses will do the job. The patent also reports about the technology using eye gaze to quickly designate an initial position for selecting or placing an object. Then moving the designated position without using eye gaze, as a user’s eye gaze might not be precise due to uncertainty and instability. The techniques can be applied to user interfaces on devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The techniques are also supported by computer-generated reality (including virtual reality and mixed reality) devices and applications.

You can also control the glasses using standard methods such as hand gestures including taps and swipes on touch-sensitive surfaces and voice input, likely to be supported via Siri.

The registration of the patent and the news surrounding the Apple Glasses has got all of us excited. However, there’s no information yet as to when Apple plans to launch the product or share the specifications.