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Tobii Introduces Gaze Interface for Windows 8 to Revolutionize Laptop Interaction

January 5, 2012

Tobii Introduces Gaze Interface for Windows 8 to Revolutionize Laptop Interaction
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Sweden (RPRN) 01/05/12 — Tobii Technology will introduce and demonstrate its Tobii Gaze™ interface for Windows 8 for the first time at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13. Tobii Gaze is a technology that makes it possible to point and interact in ways that are superior to both touch and mouse. It has the potential to change the user interface for regular computers as fundamentally as touch has for handheld devices.

 

With its large tiles, Windows 8 Metro has been praised as a great interface for handheld touch devices. However, using your hands on a touch screen-enabled laptop or desktop computer is not an ideal ergonomic solution, and your hands would also interfere with the objects you would like to click on, drag, rotate or zoom.

 

The Tobii Gaze interface uses a combination of eye gaze and touch pad to enable all seven primary touch commands of Windows 8 (e.g., activate, select, zoom, scroll, etc.) in a way that is more natural, efficient and precise than any other control when used on laptops and desktops.

 

“Pointing at something by looking at it is intuitive, natural and immediate. Using a mouse to do the same thing is less so, as it involves an intermediate step of moving a mouse-pointer around,” says Henrik Eskilsson, CEO and co-founder, Tobii Technology. “Gaze is as natural and intuitive as touch, as precise as the mouse and more ergonomic and effortless than both. Once you have experienced Gaze, a laptop without it feels just as ancient as a laptop without a touch pad.”

 

The Tobii Gaze interface utilizes eye tracking technology for pointing and the touch pad for giving commands and fine-tuning when necessary. This makes Gaze the ideal way to point on the Windows 8 start screen as well as in environments that require high precision.

 

“Laptops and tablets today are designed to feel natural either for touch or for the mouse pointer, never both. Gaze technology enables you to point in a consistent way that feels natural on all devices,” said Anders Olsson, Business Development Manager, Tobii Technology.

 

Demo of the Tobii Gaze Interface

The Tobii Gaze interface for Windows 8 Metro will be shown at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, January 10-13, with a Media preview at the CES Unveiled on January 8.

 

See the video demonstration of the Tobii Gaze interface for Windows 8.

About Tobii Technology

Tobii Technology is the world leader in eye tracking and eye control technology, which makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking. Implemented in comprehensive solutions for research and communication, Tobii’s leading eye tracking technology has already transformed research in many fields and has enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. Tobii delivers market-leading eye tracking technology and OEM components to applications such as computers, gaming and vehicle safety systems. Founded in 2001, Tobii continues to achieve rapid annual growth and receive awards and recognition for its accomplishments. Based in Sweden, Tobii has a global presence, with offices in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan and Norway, as well as a worldwide network of resellers and partners.

Media Contact Name: In the U.S.:Kristina Messner, Focused Image
Media E-mail:
Media Phone: 703-678-6023
Media Web Address: http://www.tobii.com/en/group/news-and-events/press-releases/tobii-gaze-interface-for-windows-8/
Company Contact Name: In Europe: Sara Hyléen
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Company Phone: +46 709 16 16 41
Company Web Address: http://www.tobii.com/
Main image credits: http://www.tobii.com/eye-tracking-research/global/products/hardware/tobii-glasses-eye-tracker/
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