New web cam tool helps users (literally) see eye to eye

Tuesday, May 4 2010

Business owners may love how web conferencing saves them time and money, but something that is less popular is how the tool usually only brings users eye to… eyelid.

Usually, during web conferences people look at their monitors to see each other instead of looking into the camera. This can have the unintended side effect of each party feeling like they are putting the other to sleep with their presentations.

Now, a new tool from Iris can help bring virtual meeting participants eye to eye. Gadget Crave explains that the web cam accessory offers a video conferencing solution so align users' eyes. While making eye contact during a video conference may seem like a minor detail, respondents for Gadget Crave say this feature takes a virtual meeting one step closer to an in-person experience.

The source quotes Iris explaining the webcam accessory as saying, "regular eye contact gives the feeling of being allied to the person you are talking to. That evokes trust and prevents misunderstandings."

This accessory is one of the many indicators that video conferencing is getting increasingly mainstream and its purposes are going beyond business meetings. Soon, video conferences may be used to grant visas.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19758482-ADNFCR