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ZTE's Project CSX Picks Eyeball-Controlled, Sticky Phone

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Oct 20, 2016, 5:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

ZTE today announced that the winning entry of its Project CSX crowd-sourced competition is an eye-controlled smartphone. Owners of the device, which will be built by ZTE over the course of the next year, will be able to control the handset by moving their eyes around. The phone will also include a self-adhesive rear panel so it sticks to surfaces like car dashboards without help. Thousands of voters selected from dozens of initial entries that were narrowed down to five entries this week. "We are overwhelmed with the amount of consumer participation and positive reception to Project CSX," said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO of ZTE USA. "As the first smartphone manufacturer to take on crowdsourcing its next mobile device from start to finish, we are proud of how this project pushed the envelope, and that consumers from around the world have chosen to be part of this industry-disrupting process." The eye-controlled, self-adhesive phone won with 36% of the vote. ZTE will work with the winner to design, engineer, and manufacture the device, which it hopes to bring to market by late 2017.

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tzsm98

Oct 24, 2016, 9:03 AM

Phone For Disabled?

Using eye movement to operate the device, having a self sticking feature appears to make this a choice device for those with limited physical abilities. I hope the eye control is up to the task of opening the world of personal communication for those who need that adaptation.
dougm

Oct 21, 2016, 1:38 PM

CSX?

Wonder why they would pick an oddball name the likes of USA's 3rd largest railroad operator.
 
 
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