We have recently told you that Samsung is working on a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 model which is poised to embed an IOM module (IOM stands for Iris on the Move), but it seems that the device maker is actually planning to implement the technology in more of its future products.
The system will be able to scan your retina at a glance, and while older eye-tracking systems entailed users to remain still while their eyes were being scanned, the new IOM technology doesn't necessarily require the person to stay completely still.
But as it has recently become apparent after a new Samsung patent got unearthed, the Korean tech giant might be looking to implement eye-tracking technology even deeper into future devices (as seen at Venture Beat).
The patent was submitted by the Korean tech giant in March 2013 and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week.
According to the information in the documents, the Asian phone maker might be looking to use eye-tracking technology quite extensively in the future, applying the system to smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and PCs.
The patent talks about operating the display using eye movements, with a clear emphasis on “blinking.” Future Samsung devices are envisioned to be harboring motion sensors that can detect when an individual opens and closes his or her eyes, a command to be used akin to a click of a mouse.
Sensors will also be able to track the movements of the user’s eyes to move a cursor around the screen.
Imagine a feature where you’d be able to take your Samsung phone out and blink once to change the song or blink twice to open up the information about that song and artist you’re listening to.
So, basically, we’re looking towards an era where eye movement might replace finger touches on the display. One could use the eyes to perform almost everything from opening up a browser page to selecting a certain phrase from a conversation.
While the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 might turn out to be the first tablet to arrive with iris recognition technology on board, phones taking this setup to higher levels will make a debut not long after.
In all possibility, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S7 could also allow users to use their eyes to perform certain tasks.