In a world where technology is everywhere - from the common uses of cell phones, driving electric powered vehicles (Hypercar),space exploration, and even having an operation performed solely by robotic arm – machines have become dominant in society. At the turn of the century, Eye Tracking became the leading invention in technology. Now Eye tacking is used in many research development programs; such as, to track the behavior and interest of him/her in commercial advertisements for companies. Recently, a company called Seeing Machines launched FaceLab – the award-winning line of Real-Time, Non-Intrusive Eye, Blink and Head Trackers. The majority of the car industry use this technology as their de facto standard of vision-based human performance measurement; hoping to gain the inside scoop on human behavior, safety, prototyping next generation driving assistance systems, and simulator studies. This is quite beneficial to companies and the economy by cutting down and/or stopping the production of unwanted items. If taken to the next level, Seeing Machine could be used in Project 54 or even all law-enforcement vehicles.
Police officers could benefit from the Seeing Machine in many ways: 1) as a safety prospective, it will pervade video to help an officer or court determine the cause of an accident and breaking of the law; 2) the officer could use it to automatically scan a license plate and run a criminal background check based on the vehicle’s owner without losing sight of the vehicle; 3) as technology develops, an officer would be able to take a picture of a pedestrian and cross-check their face in the “wanted” database to minimize crime. The only limitation to technology is our imagination, but in the mean time Seeing Machine is looking forward to expanding and making many things possible with eye tracking. Interested? Check out the video below to see a prototype of eye tracking inside a cop car without applications (i.e. ability to run car plates and faces).