07 Mar Samsung To Add “Eye Scrolling” Technology To Galaxy S4
Samsung wants to break the innovation plateau in the mobile device market with eye scrolling technology in their upcoming Galaxy SIV.
Many mobile devices of late while offering improvements in processing power, speed, screen resolution and more user friendly interfaces, have lacked the “wow” factor previously experienced (and somewhat expected) in mobile technology. Samsung looks to be trying to change this, with not only the development of their flexible screens, but also in their upcoming successor to the widely popular Samsung Galaxy SIII, the Galaxy IV.
While of course the specs such as processing power will be improved (Samsung Galaxy SIV specs confirmed by Benchmark app), an anonymous Samsung employee has told the New York Times that the new Galaxy smartphone will feature “Eye Scrolling” technology. This will enable the phone to automatically scroll up or down by tracking the user’s eyes as they move around the page.
This builds upon a current feature of the Galaxy SIII, called “Smart Stay” which uses its front-facing camera to detect whether you are looking at the screen to stop the screen from automatically dimming.
While there has been no official word from Samsung regarding this “Eye Scrolling” technology, the New York Times stated that in January this year Samsung had filed for a trademark in Europe for the name “Eye Scroll” and filed for the “Samsung Eye Scroll” trademark in the United States in February. The submission described the service as “Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices.”
The anonymous source at Samsung did not say whether the technology would be displayed at the Galaxy SIV’s launch event March 14. However, considering Samsung’s past emphasis on software to differentiate its products, its very possible we will get a glimpse.