Eye-tracking systems employed by people with disabilities are quite expensive and may not fit into the budget of many. Well, such individuals can now take delight in the technology introduced in the following article. BYU engineering students have now developed an all-in-one eye-tracking system that is not only affordable, but also extremely beneficial for people with disabilities.
Researchers have now crafted an improved version of eye-tracking technology that resembles a thick tablet PC. It comes with a touch screen, runs Windows 7 and has the eye-tracking system built in. The device is only 2 inches thick, 10 inches long and 14 inches wide. The system’s mouse allegedly moves wherever the user is currently looking.
This novel system can run everything from Solitaire to Skype in just a click. Robert Chappell, the CEO of EyeTech and colleagues had come up with a lot of creative ideas that were implemented to put forth the final product. It appears extremely beneficial for those suffering from disabilities.
The primary purpose of this product is to help people with disabilities and the technology could also have broader applications in the fields of research, advertising as well as gaming.