These Glasses Allow You to Control Your Music with Your Nose

What if you could turn your nose into a remote? That’s the plan hatched by some engineers in Korea who think that using your hands and fingers to deal with your music is lame. They’ve just published a paper called “ItchyNose: Discreet Gesture Interaction Using EOG Sensors in Smart Eyewear.”

We propose a sensing technique for detecting finger movements on the nose, using EOG sensors embedded in the frame of a pair of eyeglasses. Eyeglasses wearers can use their fingers to exert different types of movement on the nose, such as flicking, pushing or rubbing. These subtle gestures can be used to control a wearable computer without calling attention to the user in public. We present two user studies where we test recognition accuracy for these movements.

Okay, but what does that mean, exactly? This.

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