Vision Tracking Device Lets Users Control Computer With Their Eyes
Tobii REX will use gaze-monitoring technology to change how people interact with their devices.
Look at the Google Chrome icon on your homescreen, and a fresh webpage opens. Gaze at the search bar, and start typing PSFK.com–no need to move your cursor to the correct location, your words will automatically appear where you’re looking on the screen. Once on PSFK.com, glance at a specific article to open it for further reading.
Sound like science fiction? More like the future of computer interaction. Tobii REX, the first eye-tracking computer peripheral, will make its debut next week at CES 2013. The small, stick-like device attaches to the bottom of a desktop or laptop computer and plugs into the USB port. Users can control input functions that are traditionally reserved for a mouse pointer- scrolling, navigation, zooming, and selecting- with just their gaze.