When crisis strikes and you're first to the scene, it can take precious seconds to pick up a phone or two-way radio for crucial updates from a police captain or emergency dispatcher. But what if that call could be made in the blink of an eye?
Eyefluence, a California-based technology company, is building a user interface completely controlled by the eye. That could be key to first responders such as police, firefighters and EMTs, who need fast, hands-free access to information, according to new investors, Motorola Solutions.
"We definitely see an evolution in first-responder technology, not only in the command center and vehicles but also on the person; that's what we are working with our clients on," Motorola Solutions' chief strategy and innovation officer, Eduardo Conrado, said. "The design approach is very different than a consumer market; you have to design for extreme situations, when the ability to absorb information decreases. So our design language has to serve up just the right interaction for that moment. "