Dell incorporates Tobii eye-tracking technology into tablet computer
26 September 2013
Tobii Technology has partnered with Dell OEM Solutions to launch
the Tobii EyeMobile, an integration of its eye tracking technology
onto a tablet platform. Eye tracking will be integrated into the
Dell Latitude 10 tablet.
The technology enables people with physical disabilities to
easily carry out everyday computing tasks such as accessing the
internet, using social media, calling their families, watching
movies, checking bus time tables, etc.
Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Assistive Technology comments:
“The Tobii EyeMobile is so powerful because it will enable millions
of people with physical disabilities to live more independently,
engage with others via internet and social media, and even get back
to work and attend education programs.
“Providing full 24/7 access to a modern tablet to people with,
for example, spinal cord injuries, has the potential to reduce care
cost as well as improve their lives. We encourage researchers and
care providers to closely evaluate the Tobii EyeMobile as it opens
up avenues that were previously not available to this group of
Tobii has announced the first consumer device to be launched by
the end of 2013 aimed at a broad range of users, including companies
that develop adverts, websites or games and want to study and
analyse what areas of the graphic their audience focuses on. The
same technology also plays a huge role in providing people with
physical disabilities the ability to control a computer with their
eyes instead of a keyboard or mouse.