Tobii and Lenovo show eye-controlled laptop prototype

By Matthew
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. Lenovo and Tobii Technology have unveiled a laptop prototype that can be controlled by the user's eye movements. In addition to the familiar keyboard and touchpad input hardware, Lenovo's prototype packs Tobii's eye-tracking technology that lets users point, select or scroll with only their eyes. People with disabilities already use the technology, but it has yet to enter the mainstream because of technological and financial constraints.

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  2. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Now *that* is something that should be worked on.

    Instead of garbage 3D technology.
  3. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Neat idea, but if they want to go more widely commercial I think they need a new, intuitive UI. Seemed a little cumbersome, what with the combining of key clicks and eye movements, and it I would imagine eye fatigue becomes an issue pretty quickly. Still, kudos for the development and it will be interesting to see where it goes.
  4. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TS Member Posts: 65

    I can see someone modding or using this for online gaming, like Call of Duty.
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,144   +486

    yea if it works well enough it would be awesome for any FPS. I just wander what happens if you go to turn around to talk to someone.
  6. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Wow. This is impressive. What I would like to see is the sensor bar made into something like the Wii sensor which you can place on top of your monitor. If the price is right I would definitely consider buying this when it comes out.

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