Tobii Dynavox, the global leader in Assistive Technology for communication, announced today the launch of the PCEye Plus, the world’s first device that combines advanced eye tracking, switch and infrared (IR) control with speech recognition. The PCEye Plus connects via USB to a Windows computer, giving users with physical challenges full control of any standard software and the surrounding environment. The PCEye Plus starts shipping to customers today and comes complete with the next generation Tobii Dynavox Windows Control and infrared remote control software.
Tobii Dynavox eye tracking technology helps thousands of individuals with physical challenges, including spinal cord injuries or ALS, lead more independent and connected lives. It allows users to access a computer and the Internet using only their eyes – without requiring alternate access methods such as a mouth stick or head mouse. With a simple glance at a computer screen, a mouse cursor can be controlled through eye movement.
“The PCEye Plus provides users with an unprecedented level of freedom and control” said Fredrik Ruben, President of Tobii Dynavox. “The technology and the new Windows Control software is faster, more accurate and has a wider range of use than any of our previous products – giving our users a true ability to explore the world and communicate with others.”
The PCEye Plus enables users to surf the web, connect with friends online, play games, turn on the lights or TV, and even make spreadsheets using only their eyes. To further enhance these activities, verbal users can use speech recognition for dictation through an integrated high quality 4-array microphone system. Additionally, the PCEye Plus has a switch port on the device, which gives the power to control a computer more intentionally and efficiently, when combined with eye tracking.
The new Windows Control software provides access to everything others can do with a mouse and a keyboard -- giving full gaze-enabled control of all settings, from calibration, languages or input methodology.
The PCEye Plus comes with the EyeR Infrared dongle and a new Virtual Remote software. By simply plugging the dongle into a computer’s USB port, it unlocks the entire range of environmental controls including sensory rooms, IR toys, TVs and smart home functions.
To learn more about PCEye Plus and the next generation Windows Control software, visit tobiidynavox.com/pceye-plus
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Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking. Our vision is a world where all technology works in harmony with natural human behavior. Tobii operates through three business units: Tobii Dynavox makes specially designed computers that are controlled by eye movement or touch screens for use by people with special needs due to spinal cord injuries, CP, ALS or other medical conditions. Tobii Pro develops and sells eye-tracking equipment and services used today by more than 3,000 companies and 2,000 research institutions, including all of the world’s 50 highest ranked universities. Tobii Tech further develops Tobii’s technology for new volume markets, such as computer games, personal computers, virtual reality and smartphones. Tobii is headquartered in Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TOBII). The group has over 750 employees. For more information, please visit www.tobii.com.