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Control Your PC Using Only Your Eyes

By - Source: Tobii | B 19 comments

Built for customers with spinal injuries or limited motor skills, this USB device allows the user to control a PC by mere eye movement.

Tuesday Tobii revealed an eye control device for the PC, a gadget which literally allows the user to control a PC by mere eye movement.

Called the Tobii PCEye, the gadget is primarily designed for those needing an alternative method for controlling a mouse and a computer--those with spinal cord injuries or with limited motor skills due to ALS.

Like an old-school webcam, the Tobi PCEye mounts on the bottom of an LCD panel and connects to the PC via a USB port. After completing a one-time calibration, users can thus control their entire computer through gazing, blinking or dwelling on an item with their eyes.

"Ease of use, reliability and outstanding performance were our design goals for the PCEye," said Oscar Werner, Executive Vice President at Tobii Assistive Technology. "I believe that we have created a device that satisfies a very important need – those with high cognitive levels and motor skill impairments now have the computer access they need to lead a more independent life."

Although the company didn't get into the gritty details on how the device actually works, Tobii said that its eye tracking technology can effectively track nearly every user (over 95-percent) regardless of eye color, lighting conditions, environments or head movement. Tobii also said that its track box (explained as the box defining the area/volume in which a person's eyes can be tracked) is one of the largest on the market.

"The Tobii PCEye won’t slow down your computer, or restrict you from staying up to date with technology," the company said. "A powerful, built-in processor ensures that your computer will run like normal during an eye tracking session. And if you want to change computers or need to change locations, the low weight, and robust design as well as the included carrying case makes traveling simple."

Currently pricing and availability is unknown, but the website shows that financing options are available.

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    eklipz330 , April 8, 2011 12:34 AM
    near instantaneous headshots anyone?
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    f4nt4sm4 , April 8, 2011 1:13 AM
    Wow and I was thinking some players where hacking in BFBC2...

    Cool stuff, this and combine it with the exoesqueleton and even Predators will get owned =)
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    Anonymous , April 8, 2011 1:28 AM
    Clever tech!
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    wiinippongamer , April 8, 2011 1:44 AM
    I could be getting this just for kicks, if price isn't too ridiculous
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    dogman_1234 , April 8, 2011 3:25 AM
    I will blink my way through the Internets.
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    FloKid , April 8, 2011 3:42 AM
    I like to stare into my enemies eyes before I pull the trigger lol.
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    FloKid , April 8, 2011 3:42 AM
    dogman_1234I will blink my way through the Internets.


    ...Not if you are using IE9 : )
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    joytech22 , April 8, 2011 3:49 AM
    FloKid...Not if you are using IE9 : )


    IE9 is the fastest browser out, if anything He'll be the fastest on the internet, considering that everybody has the same opinion that IE9 is slow.
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    toastninja17 , April 8, 2011 6:01 AM
    I. Want. This. And my only handicap is ADD and I'm pretty sure erryone has a little bit of it
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    Burodsx , April 8, 2011 8:41 AM
    Hope you don't have a lazy eye!
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    Anonymous , April 8, 2011 12:37 PM
    I think you guys are getting it wrong. Nowhere does it say that the device allows the computer to see where you're looking, that would require military-grade, laser-based precision. Instead, the device tracks your eye movement, probably through an infra-red sensitive, low-resolution cam which can basically mean that you can move the mouse cursor right by looking to the extreme right, etc. Nothing spectacular for regular users, as far as I understand.
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    godnodog , April 8, 2011 1:46 PM
    We have that technology in Portugal for almost 10 years, though I don´t remember who did it. Jay Leno used this story to show that some techs experts are not so expert after all.
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    endif , April 8, 2011 5:08 PM
    What if you have a lazy eye! You would be screwed!
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    the_ub , April 9, 2011 1:13 AM
    godnodogWe have that technology in Portugal for almost 10 years, though I don´t remember who did it. Jay Leno used this story to show that some techs experts are not so expert after all.

    maybe thats why yall are broke than, bro
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    eddieroolz , April 9, 2011 3:03 AM
    Very cool!
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    godnodog , April 9, 2011 10:25 AM
    the_ubmaybe thats why yall are broke than, bro

    Yes, because 1 thing led to the other.....

    So what´s you´re opinion on finantial speculation?




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    fayzaan , April 9, 2011 1:32 PM
    godnodogYes, because 1 thing led to the other.....So what´s you´re opinion on finantial speculation?


    You couldn't even spell Financial bwahahah!
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    godnodog , April 9, 2011 2:40 PM
    fayzaanYou couldn't even spell Financial bwahahah!

    English is not my mother language, yes I made an error andI´ll continue to do them, but I speak 4 languages, I don´t think it´s a bad number, do you?
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    Anonymous , April 9, 2011 6:50 PM
    It still works with a lazy eye due to calibration and it is precise with where you are looking, where you look, the cursor actually moves to. Oh and it costs like 6k. It's main purposes are marketing and handicap, not recreation.