Grinder kids favour extreme sports like Parkour and activies like Urban Exploring. The kinds of things where it’s great rock your own soundtrack, but having to reach for a remote can be a right pain-in-the-ass; especially when you’re about to cat leap across rooftops and think you just heard a siren around the corner.
Well, once again, it’s Japan to the rescue. They’ve designed a new take on the handsfree – remote control with a wink:
The system — dubbed “Kome Kami Switch,” or “Temple Switch” — can easily differentiate a deliberate one-second wink from natural blinking, said Taniguchi, a researcher at state-run Osaka University’s Graduate School of Engineering Science.”Normally you blink in an energy-saving manner, very quickly and lightly, but you would close your eyes more firmly to operate a device,” he told AFP.
So keep an eye out at your local grey importer; well, in two or three years, when they’re expected to come to market.