No one likes it when someone else is looking over their shoulder, especially when working on the computer where privacy and sensitive information might be on display. The good news is that it looks like Tobii, who specializes in eye-tracking tech, is hoping to make snooping a thing of the past.
The company has announced their next-gen update to its Aware software that will leverage its eye-tracking technology to prevent people from peeking at your screen. This new software will take advantage of computers that have Windows Hello-capable cameras which when it detects that you are no longer looking at your screen, will blur or lock your computer to prevent someone else from peeking at it.
It can also help to dim your computer screen when you walk away, thus helping you save some energy in the process. As we said, this tech seems to be applicable to any computer that comes with a Windows Hello-capable camera installed in it. Tobii has used the Lenovo Yoga A940 as an example of that, but we imagine that any machine with a Windows Hello camera should be more than capable.
The company’s software can also be used for other purposes, not just privacy, where it can help send your mouse cursor over to another screen, so if you’re working with dual or triple monitor setups, you will no longer need to track the location of your cursor from screen to screen.