SAN FRANCISCO -- After filing several thousand words on the innovations and innovators at the International Solid State Circuits Conference this week, we wanted to provide a few visuals from the annual event that drew nearly 3,000 chip designers. ISSCC hosted 211 papers in 28 sessions, two days of tutorials and a handful of evening sessions exploring hot technology topics.
Most of our pictures were drawn from a new Industry Demonstration Session at ISSCC. The Tuesday afternoon event gathered the authors of a baker's dozen papers to demo real-life applications of the advances in silicon they described.
Below, Uwe Vogel, a business unit manager at the Fraunhofer Institute, demonstrates a two-way OLED display and image sensor. It presents a 320 x 240 pixel display and tracks a user's eye movements that act as a cursor and mouse, sending commands to a host system.
I too found the first one as the most interesting idea among all of these great stuffs. Not sure if the first one is based on what is called "Eye Tracking"? Atleast the heading for this topic suggests so. The "Eye Tracking" is carried out by measuring the scattered light emitted by an infrared LED and reflected by the iris. Since this eye tracker only uses one reflection, head movements are compensated by using a bite bar. But not sure if they are using similar technique.
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