Comcast remote control lets viewers change channel with their eyes #MakerBusiness
The future is yet again upon us, etc. But in all seriousness, this is a pretty cool development, especially for those who are unable to use a traditional remote. Via Quartz.
Forget what you know about clunky TV remote controls. Comcast announced today a new feature in its web-based controller that allows users to switch channels with a glance. Developed by the telecommunications giant’s in-house accessibility lab, the interface is primarily conceived for US customers with spinal cord injuries, ALS, or other conditions that make it difficult or impossible to use a traditional remote control.
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