A Samsung employee who may have access to Galaxy S IV told New York Times that the Korean electronics giant may endow next-generation Galaxy S4 phone with eye-based scrolling feature. This means that without touching the display screen user can position their eyes for page scrolling. For example, when you read articles and your eyes reach the bottom of the page, the software will automatically scroll down to show more content up into view.
The New York Times’ Brian X. Chen further stated that the S4 will concentrate on software innovations rather than hardware and the Korean company could be showing off more new software features, instead of demoing hardware advancements.
The publication points a trademark “Eye Scroll” (No. 011510674) filed by Samsung back in January. The company filed for the “Samsung Eye Scroll” trademark in the United States in February, where it described the service as “Computer application software having a feature of sensing eye movements and scrolling displays of mobile devices, namely, mobile phones, smartphones and tablet computers according to eye movements; digital cameras; mobile telephones; smartphones; tablet computers.”
Samsung has also filed for the trademark “Eye Pause”, without describing what the feature does, but could be related to video content. When you watch a video, and if your eyes go away from the screen, the sequence pauses for not missing a beat of your favorite film or series – Reminds me of “SenseEye“.
Eye movement-based content scrolling could work well, but only if perfectly executed else could be potentially frustrating. What is your opinion?
Samsung will unveil the long awaited 4th generation Galaxy S phone on March 14th in New York at a big press event.
Source: New York Times