VOTW: Controlling Super Mario With Your Eyes

When Nintendo debuted the Wii, it was seen as a revolutionary approach to console gaming. Fast forward a few years, and both Microsoft and Sony have revealed their own motion sensing solutions for gaming. Though Sony's Move is quite similar to the Wii in that it uses a wand controller, Microsoft took a different approach, letting gamers use their bodies as the controller. All of a sudden, the quite-modern Wii looked outdated.

With the Wii already seeming a bit tired, it's hard to imagine even older Nintendo consoles getting a look in these days. Luckily, a group of engineers from Waterloo Labs in Austin, Texas, has come up with a way for Nintendo NES fans to utilize motion controlling, too. By attaching electrodes to the player's face, around their eyes and just under their ear, the guys and girls at Waterloo Labs have made it possible to play Mario with just your eyes.

Watch as they blink to jump and look in all different directions to control our favorite plumber. Sure, it's completely impractical (you need to be looking at the screen to play, don't you?), but it's still a really cool achievement. They also get a gold star for blowing on the cartridge to get the game to work.

Check out the video below!

Source: Waterloo Labs via Wired via Giz

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  • seanma0314
    Interesting use for someone like Quadriplegics
  • IM0001
    People that might not have/be able to use their hands, might find this a bit promising perhaps?