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Last Updated: Friday, 23 March 2007, 13:58 GMT
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Eye Tracking by Tobii Technology has the potential to make it big, according to Click viewers.

In March, four outfits at the Cebit trade fair pitched their bright new ideas to you and we asked you to choose your favourite.

We received 4,434 votes: 46.35% went to Tobii Technology, Total Immersion's Augmented Reality came second with 38.25%, third with 8.39% was Fraunhofer's face finder and fourth with 7.01% was the eBlocker from Novonic.

Read the descriptions below or see the products in question in our video.


Tobii Technology's eye catching mouse trap

Tobii eye tracking system

This eye tracking system allows people with limited use of their hands to move a cursor around a computer screen just by looking at it.

The inventors believe the system could potentially kill off the computer mouse as navigating with your eyes is far quicker than using our familiar furry friend.


Fraunhofer's face finder

Fraunhofer's Face Finder

The Fraunhofer Institute, whose past bright ideas include MP3, have now come up with a system that can find a face in any light and then tell you if the face is male or female, happy or sad, surprised or angry.

The inventors believe the system could be used for personalised advertising and more effective camera focusing.


Novonic's eBlocker

Novonic's eBlocker

With concerns that radio waves from mobile phones might be harmful to our health, the company Novonic has come up with the e-blocker: a fabric that blocks radio waves.

It is being used in men's suits where it is been sown into the inside pockets to prevent radio waves penetrating the body.


Augmented Reality - where the virtual meets the real

Augmented Reality

Total Immersion has come up with a system that introduces digitally generated images into video of the real world in real time.

This is not superimposition. The virtual images actually interact with the real world video flow as if they are actually there.

The inventors believe Augmented Reality could be used in the cinema or even as an amusement - Grand Prix spectators could drive virtual cars around the race track while they wait for the real race to begin.




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Click reports from Cebit show
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