Friday, December 9, 2016

Disney Awarded Patent for Tracking Guest Visual Movements

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Disney Awarded Patent for Tracking Guest Visual Movements
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Interesting news is developing once again today involving a patent Disney has recently been awarded. The patent, which may or may not become a reality, is for a technology which would track the gaze and eye movements of the guests to trigger certain responses across a variety of applications. After recent patents Disney has filed including a tracking system which would monitor the feet and shoes of each particular guest, it begs the question of what these technologies may be used for in the future.

For more information on the patent, here is an excerpt from the patent filing


"Various entertainment environments, e.g., theme parks, attempt to track where various participants are looking within such environments. By tracking the gaze of a participant, a computing system may direct various animatronics, automated objects, or the like to interact with the participant. For example, a computing system within a theme park may direct an animatronic character from a movie to make a noise if a participant is looking at the animatronic character." 

Personally, my mind went straight to the animatronic which was debuted via video at Destination D a few weeks ago. The animatronic was incredibly life-like and if this technology was somehow combined with that animatronic or others like it in the future, an entirely new and immersive experience could be developed for the guests.


At this time, Disney has released no further information regarding the technology or it's future use in the theme parks. (Am I the only one who finds the face drawing a bit creepy?) 

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