Tobii Unveils Eye Control Device for Personal Computers

Press Release  •  Apr 05, 2011 09:05 EDT

Tobii Unveils Eye Control Device for Personal Computers
The Ability to Control Any Computer Using Only Your Eyes is Now a Reality with Tobii PCEye

Stockholm, Sweden & Dedham MA, USA; April 5th, 2011: Today, Tobii announced the release of the Tobii PCEye, the most advanced stand-alone eye control device on the market, bringing eye control to the standard computer. It is easy to use, highly accurate and portable. It is compatible with a wide range of software for total access to any personal computer.

Tobii PCEye flawlessly translates eye movement to a mouse cursor on a screen. It is primarily designed for those needing an alternative method for controlling a mouse and a computer, such as individuals suffering from impaired motor skills. By simply attaching the device to a computer screen and connecting the USB cable, users can 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,” says 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.”

Computer Access for Everyone with Easy Eye ControlRepresenting a breakthrough for education leaders and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users, Tobii PCEye now offers eye tracking to a wider range of users.

“The PCEye offers a solution for the most disabled children I work with,” says Lee Blemings, founder of Sensory Guru. “For the first time ever, children who can only move their eyes will play physical computer games alongside their able-bodied peers. It is a truly groundbreaking product.”

“With Tobii PCEye we can proudly reach out to new, not yet serviced user groups with our AAC products,” says Tara Rudnicki, president of Tobii Assistive Technology. “We have already seen massive interest from the Stroke, MND and ALS communities, people in different rehab situations, military veterans, people suffering from progressive muscle weakness or neurodegenerative disorders and education institutions. We are also overwhelmed by the attention we have received from the development community to extend into AAC eye games.”

“To have an eye gaze system in our school that will enable our young people to access all software independently will promote independence, learning and self esteem," says Simon Yeat, head teacher at Chailey Heritage School.

High Performance for All Eye Types
The PCEye utilizes Tobii’s leading experience in eye tracking technology, as it can effectively track nearly every user regardless of eye color, lighting conditions, environments or head movement. The “track box”, the box that defines the area/volume in which a person's eyes can be tracked, is also one of the largest on the market.

For more US information on the PCEye please visit: www.tobii.com/ATI-pceye

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For US interview and other information, please contact: Carrie Callahan, PAN Communications Phone: +1 (978)-474-1900, email: tobiiati@pancomm.com

Tobii is offering products and services globally. Feel free to contact any of the Tobii offices, sales representatives or one of our valued resellers directly if you would like more information, would like to place an order or subscribe to our newsletter. An overview of contact details is available on www.tobii.com/ATI-contact or call us in North America at +1-800-793-9227.

 

About Tobii ATI

Tobii ATI, headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts, is a market leader and premier developer of innovative eye tracking and speech technology solutions for people with disabilities. Tobii ATI’s products open a whole new world of opportunity for people who cannot speak or otherwise communicate. The company’s eye tracking technology enables users to simply use their gaze to type out words to turn into speech, or connect with others through e-mail and the Internet. Their speech technology allows children and adults with communication disabilities to communicate via a touch screen of symbols or text. Tobii ATI’s eye controlled and speech products give individuals with communication disabilities a voice, a social life, and a way to live more fulfilled, integrated and independent lives. Tobii ATI is a division of Tobii AB, located in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit www.tobiiati.com or call 800-793-9227.

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