Someone is always working on a way
to let differently-abled people interact with virtual worlds and games. This video
shows someone playing World of Warcraft
using a system called the Eye Gaze, which tracks eye movement and somehow (I'll say magically) converts the signals into mouse clicks and WASD movement.
This could be big for people with conditions that affect motor control, such as muscular dystrophy
. There's also a Second Life demonstration video
. Though the team's website
is currently down, there's a lot of food for thought in these videos. I can see a system like this dramatically improving quality of life for people with crippling disabilities, and also for, as one commenter put it, 'insanely lazy people'.
Videos after the break!