“Future iOS and perhaps Mac OS X devices may allow you to control some user interface elements with your eyes,” Dennis Sellers reports for Apple World Today. “Apple has been granted (another) patent (number 9,189,064) with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for ‘delay of display event based on user gaze.'”
“The invention involves methods and systems of delaying the execution of a display event based on a detected user gaze,” Sellers reports. “For example, an autocorrect algorithm can automatically replace a typed word with a corrected word in a text field, generating a display event that causes the corrected word to be displayed instead of the typed word.”
“This isn’t the first patent by Apple for gaze technology technology,” Sellers reports. “In 2013, the company was granted a patent (number 20130135198) electronic device may have gaze detection capabilities that allow the device to detect when a user is looking at the device.”
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