Eye-Tracking Computer For ALS, Multiple Sclerosis or Cerebral Palsy Patients

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Tobii P10MyTobii P10 is a portable computer that does not require any form of tactile input; instead, it relies on precise eye-tracking technology. Everything, including a15” screen, eye control device and computer, is integrated into one unit.

Just connect to a power source, such as a wall socket, power wheelchair or separate battery. The device can be mounted for use at a desk, wheelchair, bed or anywhere suitable for the user. via

The configure the eye-tracker the user simply sits in front of it and follows a dot for a 30-second calibration.

MyTobii will operate precisely regardless of glasses, contacts, eye color or light conditions. With MyTobii, those with uncontrolled head movements can use eye control for the first time. Tobii’s unique ability to deal with large head movements opens up eye control to user groups who have been unable to use other systems.

Who is helped by MyTobii? Users with disabilities such as:
* Cerebral Palsy
* High level spinal injuries
* Multiple Sclerosis

Frankly I would bill it as the best human-focussed device to come out in 2006.

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