Tobii shows off eye-controlled computing at CES

By Jos ¬∑ 10 replies
Jan 9, 2012
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  1. Last year, Tobii first showed off an eye-tracking control system on a Lenovo notebook that allowed users to point, select or scroll with only their eyes. It was a prototype…

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Combine this with an input device like the kinect and you could revolutionize the gaming industry...I'm sure there's many more practical uses for it but gaming seems the most exciting application.
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Skynet a step closer! :p This is a great advancement, hopefully someone donates to this project and refines it even more!
  4. Twixtea

    Twixtea TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Just thinking that I have to move my eyes the whole time and concentrate on the game or such gives me brainache.
  5. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    I think a lot of it would be natural such as looking at a target to shoot, navigating menus by looking at each tab or in the case of an rts you could look at unit to bring up stats or movement options. All things we already look at while playing but the gameplay would be more fluid without a controller.
  6. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    You move your eyes in games anyway, unless you tunnel vision.
  7. Taharial

    Taharial TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Until you eat spicy food and accidentally rub your eye. Then you reboot your computer as you blink furiously for relief.

    Seriously though I'm with you guys. The prospect of refining this technology, especially for gaming, is extremely exciting.

    I wonder how many people will get headaches from constant purposeful eye movement?
  8. shamus087

    shamus087 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Dude, I was thinking the same thing. Imagine playing MW3 or BF3 with it! Head shot, head shot, head shot. It would truly make reaction time important.
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I'm more worried about people not blinking enough. The eyes dry out fairly quickly if you don't and it can be bad for your eyes. People will need to be told that it's okay to blink while uses these types of applications.
  10. What happens if you have a lazy eye?
  11. It is ok to blink! And Tobii is not a research project of any kind, but a full blown company already present in many different industries, Market Research, Usability, Scientific Research and Assistive Technology among others. Check out

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