The Tobii EyeMobile peripheral has been launched today, its basically a peripheral that helps individuals with physical and communication impairments to fully control most Windows 8 tablets through natural, simple and relaxed movement of their eyes. Users will be able to enjoy full control of the tablet, regardless of where they might be or what they might be doing. The peripheral can be easily mounted on the dashboard for in-car use, on a wheelchair or at a workstation. Tablets such as the Microsoft Surface and Dell Latitude 10 are compatible with EyeMobile.
Its certainly not cheap. The sensor and the bracket together cost $4,250, so its not exactly a peripheral an average user would buy just because they like the thought of controlling a Windows 8 tablet through their eyes. The company has kept the focus on users with communication and physical impairments, which may include arthritis, muscular dystrophy, Rett syndrome, ALS or spinal cord injuries. EyeMobile makes them able to use something that they otherwise would not have been able to use. The bracket is offered in either black or silver color, the sensor included in it can be removed. It can be plugged into another Windows 8 laptop or desktop. EyeMobile is available for purchase now through Tobii’s website.
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