New Software May Put an End to Not Paying Attention At Work
By Bill Doyle
No more zoning out during training videos at work. Business Week is reporting that a company called Mindflash has developed software that can make sure you’re paying attention. If you’re not, it pauses the video until your eyes return to the video.
Online training technology company Mindflash on Tuesday announced a new feature called FocusAssist for iPad that uses the tablet’s camera to track a user’s eye movements. When it senses that you’ve been looking away for more than a few seconds (because you were sending e-mails, or just fell asleep), it pauses the course, forcing you to pay attention—or at least look like you are—in order to complete it.