Unlocking today's smartphone screens usually requires some form of touch sequence be it numeric or pictorially based. So how will Google's Glass unlock its screen? Well, a new patent application that was published by the US Patent Office last week fills in the blanks to that question.
One of Google's latest patent applications revealed their methods and systems for unlocking their future 'Glass' screen by using eye tracking. Google states that 'Glass' will simply generate a display of a moving object on the display that the user will have to read. Once the computing system determines that a path associated with the eye movement of the user substantially matches a path associated with the moving object on the display, it'll switch to an unlocked mode of operation including unlocking the screen.
Google's patent application was filed under serial number 539532 in July 2012 and published by the US Patent and Trademark this past week.
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