Canadian researchers have designed a computer that pays attention to the person using it.
With modern-day computer users struggling under a deluge of e-mail, instant messages and phone calls, researchers from the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University in Ontario have decided to ease the burden.

The team is designing devices that can work out the level of attention a person is paying to their PC and the importance that each message received may have for them.

“Today’s digital lifestyle has the unfortunate side effect of bombarding people with messages from many devices all the time, regardless of whether they’re willing, or able to respond,” said Dr Roel Vertegaal, Director of the Human Media Lab.

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