Today, Tobii Technology, the global market leader in eye-tracking and Gaze Interaction assistive technology, announced its next-generation augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) products – the Tobii I-Series. The Tobii I-Series, a family of eye-controlled communication devices, provides individually optimized communication solutions for people with communication conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), autism, Rett syndrome, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.
Today’s announcement introduces two new purpose-built speech-generating devices (SGD) – the I-12 and I-15 – which will begin shipping next month. The I-12 emphasizes portability with a 12-inch capacitive touch screen, while the I-15 features a 15-inch capacitive touch screen and is ideal for users who require more screen estate to display detailed computer applications.
The I-Series harnesses the speed, power and accuracy of Gaze Interaction – Tobii’s unparalleled acute measurement of eye gaze – to provide freedom of expression and greater independence for users with communication difficulties. With the I-Series, users can engage in daily communication through speech, email, text messaging, social networking and phone calls. Users can also take and share high-quality photos, surf the Web, play games, access computer applications, and control their environment and other connected devices.
“Tobii has given me a tool that has changed my life. It has given me freedom to say whatever I want to say when I want to say it,” said Ryan Carter, Tobii user and I-Series beta tester. “I can now make phone calls and text, get on the Internet and look up what I want to. I can control my TV with it – and that's a big deal for me! I can communicate quickly and effortlessly now.”
“The I-Series brings about numerous game-changing innovations to the assistive technology market, helping us all re-envision what an assistive device can do for our users,” said Oscar Werner, executive vice president of assistive technology at Tobii. “With the precision of Tobii’s Gaze Interaction technology, the I-Series gives not only voice to people who can’t speak but also a sense of control and greater independence. It gives people their lives back.”
The I-Series provides numerous first-to-market innovations, including:
To learn more about Tobii ATI I-Series products, please visit www.tobii.com/i-series