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07/18/2014

Software program that won't let your mind wander

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    The idea is to develop a software program that will detect when an individual's mind has wandered and will send an alert to get them back on task.
    The system will use commercially available eye tracker technology to observe the user's eye movements and determine if they are concentrating as expected. If the system decides the user's mind has wandered, it can pause the work session, highlight the missed content, or display the content in a different way.
    The device could have applications in air traffic control, ensuring the controllers stay alert and focused, or in academic settings to help teachers recognize if a student has stopped paying attention.
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