As I listened to your list of uses for the Eye Controlled Computer, I was left with the impression you two just really don't get it . . . THIS IS HUGE!
Stephen Hawking and his grad students not withstanding, that is kind of technology is now becoming main stream and accessible is a wonderful step forward for ALS, Quadriplegic and other folks in similar situations.
I had a close friend with ALS who was an IT professional. Loosing the ability to control a computer, even at the simple level of web browsing, so early in the decease was very disheartening for him. That computer use can be extended for even a year or two is a great step forward . . . particularly in situations where you still have an active alert mind that is trapped in a body that won't work.
I challenge both of you to consider the following: If you couldn't use your cellphone, PDA, computer or XBOX tomorrow unless this technology was embraced and working . . . how would you have pitched this news in that case?
Occasionally, I would like to have the computer read text to me. I have the habit of typing "an" for "a" or occasionally "and" for "an", etc . . . when I proof my text, my eye often misses these mistakes, but if I can hear the text I can often find them immediately. So if it is an important document, I'd like to have the text read to me.
I've seen options in windows for telling you what is happening (Narrator and Audio Description options), but I really don't want it to read "everthing darn thing" . . . I'd like it to just read a document or a portion of text that I highlight . . . is there a way to do that without Narrator or Audio Description which I don't find that useful.
I love the iPhone app . . . thank you. Hopefully, full iPad support will follow soon since that is the device I actually have . . . still even the iPhone app on iPad is a nice addition to letting me see my SkyDrive OneNote on the device . . .
I know there is some bad blood here, but Android linkage would also be very nice . . . just close your eyes, take a deep breathe and let all that corporate competition stuff go . . . let us see OneNote on the Droid too . . . please?
I went home where I have Win7 and found that Digital Lens only operates on the 32 bit version of Win7 . . . every Win7 I've seen so far is 64 bits . . . great concept, but as near as I can tell it won't run on any system I have access to.