04.06.11

New Eye-Tracking Monitor To Assist Disabled, Profoundly Lazy

A $7000 new monitor from Swedish maker Tobii uses eye-tracking technology to control the on-screen cursor. While it probably won’t be a boon for first-person shooter fanatics, the technology will be great for those who couldn’t traditionally use a mouse.

“We have already seen massive interest from the Stroke, Motor Neurone Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis communities, people in different rehab situations, military veterans, people suffering from progressive muscle weakness or neurodegenerative disorders and education institutions,” said Tobii’s Tara Rudnicki. “We are also overwhelmed by the attention we have received from the development community to extend into Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) eye games.”

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