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Tobii Technology AB2012-01-05 14:39:00

Tobii Technology AB: Tobii Introduces Gaze Interface for Windows 8 to Revolutionize Laptop Interaction



Tobii Technology (http://www.tobii.com/)
will introduce and demonstrate its Tobii Gaze™ interface for Windows 8
for the first time at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13. Tobii Gaze is a technology that makes it
possible to point and interact in ways that are superior to both touch
and mouse. It has the potential to change the user interface for regular
computers as fundamentally as touch has for handheld devices.



With its large tiles, Windows 8 Metro (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/windows-8-metro-microsoft-needs-to-let-users-opt-out/19307)
has been praised as a great interface for handheld touch devices.
However, using your hands on a touch screen-enabled laptop or desktop
computer is not an ideal ergonomic solution, and your hands would also
interfere with the objects you would like to click on, drag, rotate or
zoom.



The Tobii Gaze interface (http://www.tobii.com/gaze-interaction)
uses a combination of eye gaze and touch pad to enable all seven primary
touch commands of Windows 8 (http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/win8/windows8-metro-ui.htm)
(e.g., activate, select, zoom, scroll, etc.) in a way that is more
natural, efficient and precise than any other control when used on
laptops and desktops.



“Pointing at something by looking at it is intuitive, natural and
immediate. Using a mouse to do the same thing is less so, as it involves
an intermediate step of moving a mouse-pointer around,” says Henrik
Eskilsson, CEO and co-founder, Tobii Technology. “Gaze is as natural and
intuitive as touch, as precise as the mouse and more ergonomic and
effortless than both. Once you have experienced Gaze, a laptop without
it feels just as ancient as a laptop without a touch pad.”



The Tobii Gaze interface utilizes eye tracking technology for pointing
and the touch pad for giving commands and fine-tuning when necessary.
This makes Gaze the ideal way to point on the Windows 8 start screen as
well as in environments that require high precision.



“Laptops and tablets today are designed to feel natural either for touch
or for the mouse pointer, never both. Gaze technology enables you to
point in a consistent way that feels natural on all devices,” said
Anders Olsson, Business Development Manager, Tobii Technology.



Demo of the Tobii Gaze Interface



The Tobii Gaze interface for Windows 8 Metro will be shown at the 2012
International CES in Las Vegas, January 10-13, with a Media preview at
the CES Unveiled on January 8.



See the video demonstration of the Tobii Gaze interface for Windows 8. (http://youtu.be/3MoGzTdQnX8)



About Tobii Technology



Tobii Technology is the world leader in eye tracking and eye control
technology, which makes it possible for computers to know exactly where
users are looking. Implemented in comprehensive solutions for research
and communication, Tobii’s leading eye tracking technology has already
transformed research in many fields and has enabled communication for
thousands of people with special needs. Tobii delivers market-leading
eye tracking technology and OEM components to applications such as
computers, gaming and vehicle safety systems. Founded in 2001, Tobii
continues to achieve rapid annual growth and receive awards and
recognition for its accomplishments. Based in Sweden, Tobii has a global
presence, with offices in the U.S., China, Germany, Japan and Norway, as
well as a worldwide network of resellers and partners. For more
information, visit www.tobii.com.



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