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Date posted: 07/07/2009

A highly ambitious European project used basic cognitive function, eye-tracking and keystroke logging as the starting point for the study of human-computer interaction for translation. It could be the dawn of a new era, with cognition-strength interfaces that work with brainwaves.

Most interface research, however inventive or effective, looks at a fairly basic set of data. The usability of touch screens, for example, was vastly enhanced by new intuitive software that taps into natural human gestures to create powerful new access methods and even new applications.

But for all their success, these types of devices represent a fairly coarse approach to human-computer interaction. Now one European project has taken the state of the art to a whole new level. The EYE-to-IT project combines electroencephalography (EEG), eye-tracking and keystroke logging to study how real human individuals use computers to engage with real-world problems at the level of cognitive, visual and motor function.

It looks like an eclectic mix because the EYE-to-IT project sought to unite three almost contradictory aims: the basic scientific research of translation as cognition, the study of eye-tracking in the context of a human-computer interaction (HCI) - very fashionable in modern business - and the use of EEG to study brain function during translation.

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