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What Are You Looking At? (videos)
February 06, 2001

STN2 producer Joyce Gramza wrote a pair of articles for the March issue of Popular Science Magazine. The first is about so-called "super vision"—that is, vision better than 20/20—which researchers hope people will be able to attain in the future through surgery or contact lenses. The article is posted on the Popular Science site. You should also check out STN2’s complementary TV news piece.

Joyce’s second story for the magazine, "What Are You Looking At?" reports on the recent advances and discoveries in eye tracking—the study of eyes as they continually dart from one thing to the next, which is done in order to learn how visual stimuli are processed. We offer here a series of movies*, broken into two parts, which serves as a supplement to the the Popular Science article.

*Movies are offered in both QuickTime and Real formats. HOWEVER, the quality of the QuickTime movies is often better. If you find that the Real content is not up to par, we recommend you get QuickTime, which is free (get it here) and works on both PCs and Macs.

Part 1: Locking in on the eye

See the new, wearable technology that allows researchers to accurately follow a person’s eye while he is performing everyday activities. There are four movies in Part 1.

Part 2: Going behind the eye

Now go inside the wearable eye tracker to see where our eyes roam while we perform everyday tasks, like making photocopies, washing our hands or buying candy. There are three movies in Part 2.

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