Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Enhance Your Computer Monitor with the PCEye from Tobii

Tobii PCEyeI wrote recently about a laptop with the technology to follow your gaze as you watched the screen. This allowed for the laptop to do a number of tasks including scrolling the screen as you read the text on it. Well, the people behind that technology, Tobii Assistive Technology, are bringing their eyeball-tracking technology to any personal computer with the Tobii PCEye. The PCEye, which is a part of Tobii's line of assistive technologies, allows people to control their mouse and computer with a mere glance at their monitor. This opens up new possibilities for those with impaired motor functions or communication disabilities. People that may be suffering from such things as a spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, ALS or a variety of other conditions now have the ability to type, surf the internet and take advantage of a wide variety of software that they would not be able to access otherwise. The Tobii PCEye is a standalone device which connects to your computer via USB connection and is easily mounted on the bottom of the computer monitor. The PCEye is designed with a magnetic mount and can fit on monitors ranging from 15 to 22 inches. Similar to the technology found on the laptop from Toshiba and Lenovo, the PCEye uses infrared light and special sensors to track a person's eye position and accumulate eye-gaze data. A built-in processor then converts the received data into cursor control which allows users to interact with their computers by gazing, blinking and lingering with their eyes. What is cool is that the technology is designed to track the eyes of any human being. It doesn't matter what color your eyes are or the lighting conditions of the room and it is not affected by people wearing contact lenses or glasses. The Tobii PCEye is compatible with Microsoft operating systems including Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP and is also optimized for use with a lot of different assistive programs. You can order the PCEye via Source: PCEye Brings Eye-Control Tech to Disabled

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1 comment:

James said...

Can some of the computer screens that is out in the market now could protect my eyes?