With the folks at Tobii Technology you've got some of the most advanced work in the world being down with eye-tracking with the PC. This month they're introducing a partnership with gaming peripheral leaders SteelSeries in an effort to jump-start their entry into the personal PC eye-tracking market. The first introduction we've had with Tobii has been their very own Tobii EyeX Developer Kit, a unit that's already rolling for a variety of PCs and getting prepared for launch this Spring.
Eye tracking technology has been around for a long time. One of the leaders in eye tracking technology is a company called Tobii. There are a number of uses for eye tracking tech from gaming to helping those with physical disabilities to use a computer when they aren't able to touch it.
Eye-tracking specialist Tobii has launched its latest peripheral, the Tobii EyeMobile, bringing gaze control to Windows 8 tablets like Microsoft's Surface. Combining the company's PCEye Go tracker with a special cradle for your slate, the USB accessory brings eye control to everything from Office and other productivity apps, through entertainment apps like Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and Kindle, to social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Tobii is positioning the EyeMobile setup as ideal for those with physical and communication impairments who still want to use a full-featured PC.
Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone! Today brought us HTC's highly-anticipated event, and it did not disappoint. It was there that HTC revealed two brand new Windows Phone 8 devices, the Windows Phone 8X and the Windows Phone 8S. Went went hands-on with both devices not long after they were announced, and shortly before HTC announced that these new phones will be landing at Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile in November. HTC released a video detailing the "design journey" of the 8X and 8S, and Nokia had some choice words about HTC's "innovation" later on in the day.
Tablets these days can do a lot of different things, but NTT DOCOMO has a new tablet in the pipeline with a feature that we don't see all that often: eye tracking. The eye tracking technology in NTT DOCOMO's new ibeam concept tablet will be supplied by Tobii, and if you're going to be at CEATEC in Tokyo at the beginning of October, you'll get the chance to see it in action. It's there, at booth #4B66, that NTT DOCOMO will be unveiling the prototype ibeam for the first time.
If you recall, Tobii has included its eye tracking technology in a number of gadgets in the past. Last year at CeBIT they demoed the tech in a laptop, allowing users to scroll and select items using just their eyes. They were back at CeBIT again this year, showcasing the tech that could potentially find its way into gaming machines. They certainly seemed to have impressed Intel, who are investing $21 million in the company.
We have talked about the eye tracking technology developed by Tobii in the past. Previously, the company has shown off technology that can add tracking to your monitor and an arcade game that used its eye tracking technology. The tech was even crammed inside a notebook at CeBIT 2011. At CeBIT 2012, the company showed off a new improved version of its eye tracking technology called IS-2 Eye Tracker Module.
Eye-tracking specialist Tobii has announced its new system for Windows 8, the Tobii Gaze interface for Microsoft's upcoming OS, intended to allow users to navigate their PCs, notebooks and tablets by looking at them. Tobii Gaze combines eye-tracking and the touchpad for Metro UI control, allowing you to track around the interface with your eyes while doing fine-control and activating other commands using the trackpad.