- Bringing Gaze Interaction to Standard Laptops and Computers
Today Tobii (http://www.tobii.com)
announced the release of the next-generation Tobii PCEye eye trackers.
The Tobii PCEye Go and PCEye Pro bring gaze interaction to standard
laptops and computers, allowing individuals with communication and
rehabilitative disabilities to control all the functions of their
computer using only their eyes.
The Tobii PCEye Go and PCEye Pro are peripheral eye trackers that
connect to standard laptops and desktop computers through a single USB
connection, allowing users to navigate and control the computer with
only the movement of their eyes.
The PCEye provides users who suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS),
stroke, MND, spinal cord injuries, Rett syndrome or cerebral palsy
access to the full suite of computer applications. With the PCEye, users
can surf the Web; play games; use environmental controls; connect with
friends via email, Skype and social networks; and even work with
spreadsheets and create documents.
“With the PCEye and Gaze Interaction, individuals with disabilities are
no longer confined to a controlled computer environment; instead, they
can enjoy the full freedom and access of a standard PC,” said Oscar
Werner, executive vice president of assistive technology at Tobii. “We
give individuals new ways to connect with others, make their voices
heard, stay informed, and live more fulfilled, independent lives. We
even give them the opportunity to continue employment.”
The PCEye comes in two sizes. The smaller Tobii PCEye Go is primarily
meant for laptop use and smaller desktop screens. The larger PCEye Pro
is optimized for those working with bigger screens.
Both easily attach to and detach from the desktop or laptop using
magnetic mounting plates and a USB connection. This makes it easy to
take the PCEye along at all times: to school, to work and back home.
Relaxed and almost pixel-precise computer access
The PCEye comes with the Tobii Gaze Selection software, which makes it
easy to control the computer and significantly reduces the risk of
unwanted clicks, giving the user more relaxed, almost pixel-precise
computer access. To write texts, messages or URLs, users can use the
on-screen keyboard that is built into Gaze Selection or any of the
keyboards that come with the optional Tobii Communicator.
“We’ve listened to our users saying they want more portability and the
ability to access modern computer apps and programs with ease,” said
Tara Rudnicki, president of Tobii ATI. “With the PCEye, our users are
able to advance in the computing age with equal, or even superior,
ability.” Availability The PCEye Go is currently available for purchase.
The Tobii PCEye Pro will be available later in 2013.
Additional Resources To learn more about Tobii PCEye Go and Pro, please
contact email@example.com or
Click here (http://www.tobii.com/en/assistive-technology/north-america/user-stories/)
to see Tobii assistive technology devices in action.
About Tobii Technology
Tobii Technology is the global market leader in eye tracking and gaze
interaction. Our products are widely used within scientific research and
in commercial market research and usability studies, as well as by
people with disabilities as a means to communicate and to access and
control their computers. Today Tobii contributes with a wide range of
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products. www.tobii.com
About Tobii ATI
Tobii Assistive Technology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tobii
Technology. For nearly two decades, Tobii ATI has been helping men,
women and children with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Lou
Gehrig’s disease (ALS), muscular dystrophy and spinal cord injury lead
fuller, richer lives. Through its total commitment to serving its
customers — individuals, families, doctors, therapists, schools and
rehabilitation centers — Tobii ATI has developed a reputation as an
innovative and caring industry thought leader that continues to push the
boundaries of what’s possible to deliver the most advanced, effective
and empowering communications tools available for a wide array of
disabled communities through award-winning eye-tracking and
gaze-controlled hardware and software. Tobii is the global leader in
eye-tracking and gaze interaction. For more information, please visit www.tobiiati.com.
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