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Eye-tracking devices could help pilots keep their hands on the throttle

Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore

Pilots in India are testing aircraft display systems that work by tracking and responding to eye movements and could let military pilots keep their hands on the plane’s controls more often while flying.

Modern aircraft have electronic display systems that show information such as the plane’s fuel level, imaging system or geographical position. Pilots can click the screen to the relevant page of information as needed, but this requires taking one hand either off the plane’s throttle or control stick.

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