eye tracking

  • The Eye Tribe Starts Pre-Orders For $99 Eye Tracking Developer Device For Windows PCs

    The Eye Tribe Starts Pre-Orders For $99 Eye Tracking Developer Device For Windows PCs

    Denmark’s The Eye Tribe is not an indigenous group that worships the ocular organ, but a startup that works in machine vision, specifically developing eye tracking tech for use in consumer electronics. In service of its goal of delivering gaze controlled games and software applications to users on a broad scale, The Eye Tribe today unveiled a $99 USB 3.0 hardware accessory for… Read More

  • Tobii And Synaptics Partner On Ultrabook Prototype With Eye Tracking Tech

    Tobii And Synaptics Partner On Ultrabook Prototype With Eye Tracking Tech

    You will gaze at your computer, and your computer will gaze back. That’s the inevitable path of progress in interface design, as evidenced by ongoing projects from companies like Leap Motion, Umoove, pmdtechnologies and more. Now, Sweden’s Tobii Technology is taking a step forward with its own approach, via a prototype ultrabook design created in partnership with touchpad… Read More

  • Umoove Is Poised To Blanket The World With Mobile Head-Tracking Tech, With Or Without The Galaxy S IV

    Umoove Is Poised To Blanket The World With Mobile Head-Tracking Tech, With Or Without The Galaxy S IV

    Israeli startup Umoove has attracted a lot of attention for its head- and eye-tracking technology after early reports that it might be powering a feature that does the same in Samsung’s Galaxy S IV. Now Bloomberg is saying the new flagship smartphone won’t launch with that tech on-board. And while Umoove is keeping mum about any active deals it has with OEMs or other partners… Read More

  • The Implications Of The Interface That Watches You

    The Implications Of The Interface That Watches You

    This coming week, we’re likely to get a peek at Samsung’s next generation Galaxy flagship smartphone, and by most accounts, it’ll have an auto-scrolling feature that can use head movement cues to detect when you’re paying attention to what’s on the small screen, and when you look away. There’s no word on just how specific it will be, but others are prepping… Read More

  • 4tiitoo’s eyeCharm Kinect Add-On Lets You Control Computers With Your Eyes

    4tiitoo’s eyeCharm Kinect Add-On Lets You Control Computers With Your Eyes

    After I shelled out something like $200 for a Kinect bundle that I ended up shoving in a closet, the team at 4tiitoo may have finally given me a reason to dig the thing out. The Munich-based company recently kicked off a Kickstarter campaign to let Kinect owners control their PCs with little more than some subtle glances, thanks to a $50 add-on they’re calling the eyeCharm. Read More

  • Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

    Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

    Intel is betting big on the future of human interfaces with a $21 million (143 million kronor) investment in Tobii, a Swedish company that has been working for years on eye-tracking laptops and other devices. A 10% stake, it implies a valuation of around $200 million for the 12-year-old company. In 2007 Tobii raised $14M, then in 2009 another $26.8M, and the $21M from Intel Capital continues… Read More

  • Tobii Technology Unveils Eye Tracking Laptop, A World First

    A new technology that we’ve been hearing about for a few year finally is getting unveiled today at CeBIT in Germany. Tobii Technology has partnered up with Lenovo to create a laptop with integrated eye tracking control. It is said that it will add to the functionality of a keyboard and mouse, rather than killing them. Read More

  • Hitachi TV watches YOU!

    How much energy do you think is wasted every day powering devices that aren’t actually being used? I’m not talking about stand-by power consumption, but actually on-and-in-use without a user there. I know a lot of people who turn their TVs on just as “background noise”, without ever actually looking at the screen. Hitachi’s cooking up a system to place TVs in… Read More

  • WoW gaze interaction: Necessary? Probably not. Cool? Yes.

    We tested some eye-tracking software like this at CeBIT this year but this takes the concept to a whole other level. It’s basically a system for tracking your gaze that has been retrofitted to work with WoW. Why? I guess it could let the handicapped or, sadly, the catastrophically lazy, play the game without having to touch a keyboard. My money is on the former. Eye-gaze systems… Read More