In case you are wondering if you read the title wrong, no you didn’t. This is actually happening. While Windows 8 is already the next big thing with it’s metro-apps and Storage Spaces option, here’s something even bigger: With Tobii’s eye-control device PCEye, you can now control Windows 8 with your eyes. It’s stunningly accurate, moving the cursor exactly with your eyesight and has the ability to perform all swipe gestures in Windows 8. This is definitely now one, but two steps forward in technological advancement.
The eye-control device is small and is attached to the laptop’s hinge. Before you can start using it, it requires a small personal calibration test. Once you’re done with that, it performs so quickly and perfectly to your eye movements that it’s hard to believe. It tracks the eye movement with a near 100% accuracy and performs all the standard functions you’d normally perform such as clicks, swipes and other gestures allows on Windows.
According to Tobii, PCEye is originally designed to help such people who are somehow disabled and can not use computer through the normal methods of input. PCEye helps such people use computer, play files, surf internet and perform all sorts of tasks without ever touching a mouse or a keyboard. It performs perfectly in different lightening conditions or with different users. According to Tobii, the device will perform perfectly for more than 95% of the users.
Among the very few pre-requisites for the use of PCEye is a dual core or greater PC. A very useful aspect of it is that it can track multiple users’ input at the same time. For example, if used in a classroom PC, it may use the eye-movement of multiple students at the same time.
This is surely a huge break-through in the world of communication and is sure to prompt a lot of many other advancements.