Mar 28, 2010

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Don't believe it when I say that e-readers will soon have eyetrackers on them that will track every word you read? Watch this video.

Believe it now?

In some ways, it's creepy, but I keep thinking about all the cool reading games we'll make! Reading a book is already an intimate experience -- imagine how much closer the reader and the author will become when every book can also be a game!


  1. I have to say this is one of the first applications that seperate eBooks from books which I really dig (and I don't find it creppy at all). If this techniques are deployed in a affordable reader, I might actually get one!

  2. Via Kottke.ord: (Related)

    A list of interesting book-reading stats that Amazon could provide from data collected from Kindle users.

    Trophy Books - books that are most frequently purchased, but never actually read.

    Burning the midnight oil - books that keep people up late at night.

    Read Speed - which books/authors/genres have the lowest word-per-minute average reading rate?

    Do readers of Glenn Beck read faster or slower than readers of Jon Stewart?

  3. You might have already seen this, but if you haven't check it out.

    It could be the next big thing, or it could just be a cool concept. Either way, integrating technology with our bodies is probably right around the corner

  4. They should implement that into every English class in the USA right now. I can't count how many people I run across who don't have a basic concept of their own language and I do believe a lot of this has to do with what they actually did in English class and what they skimmed or scraped by with.