Samsung has been promoting its eye-tracking technology, which debuted on the Galaxy S3, for some time now.
With the Galaxy S4, which is scheduled to go on sale by end of April, Samsung is doubling down on eye-tracking with a few related new features like Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.
And now, a new iPhone app has been released which brings the Smart Pause-like functionality to the iPhone.
As the name suggests, LookAway Player is a standard YouTube player application for the iPhone with built-in eye-tracking technology, powered by Cube26′s vision control capabilities that utilizes the front-facing camera to track eye movement.
You can control sensitivity of eye-tracking using two sliders in settings.
Then, search for a YouTube clip (or choose one of the trending videos) and start playing. When you look away, depending on your sensitive settings, the app should pause playback. Look straight at the screen and your media should resume playing.
It’s basically a proof-of-concept and we’d love to learn about your impressions down in the comments. The app supports the iPhone 4S and above and the iPad 2 and above.
Go ahead, download and try out LookAway Player now, it’s completely free.
Download LookAway Player for free from the App Store here.