Tobii, a Swedish computer manufacturer has collaborated with Lenovo to create the world’s first ever Eye-Controlled Laptop. It’s called the Tobii laptop, with a sensor bar below its LCD that tracks the user’s eyes. Once calibrated, this laptop will allow eyes to point, select and scroll and perform a variety of additional functions including switching between open application windows or firing up a quick access taskbar.
“More than anything else, the Tobii laptop prototype is proof that our eye tracking technology is mature enough to be used in standard computer interfaces,” said Henrik Eskilsson, CEO of Tobii Technology. “To reach a state where the technology is part of the average computer, we need to make it smaller and cheaper. We believe that this can be realized in a couple of years by partnering with the right manufacturer.”
Other salient features include notifications that pop up right on the spot where you’re looking at. Hmmm… I wonder what’s next? Mind-controlled devices – Perhaps?
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