Unboxing: Tobii 4C Eye Tracker for Windows

  • Unboxing: Tobii 4C Eye Tracker for Windows

Unboxing: Tobii 4C Eye Tracker for Windows

The goal with Eye Control is to make Windows 10 more accessible to people with disabilities, enabling them to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard, and text-to-speech tool using only their eyes.

At present, Eye Control only works with Tobii's Eye Tracker 4C, but the company is working on adding support for the Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini, PCEye Plus, EyeMobile Plus and I-series.

Microsoft is planning to add an eye-tracking feature to its Windows 10.

The new feature is now available in beta on the latest Windows 10 Insider build.

Though now, Microsoft is only supporting Tobii, the company says it is "open to working with additional hardware vendors to provide customers a broader set of hardware options to enable this experience".

The feature is now in its beta testing stage for the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build. It is now in beta in what is now the ninth build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Edge has received a more modern look in the browser frame, inspired by Microsoft's Fluent Design System. Best described, the feature would be the newest way to interact with a computer, alongside keyboard, mouse, pen, and touch.

Microsoft has announced an overhaul to the appearance of its operating system representing the biggest change to this particular aspect in over two decades - but don't worry if you don't notice, because it's only affecting the command prompt.

The new build of Windows 10 is available already. In addition, Developer Insiders who are in the Office Insider program will see new support for using 3D images in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Upon activating Eye Control, a launchpad pops up on the screen.

The issue where the Japanese IME prediction candidates shifted position and overlapped with the text on the screen when the page zoom level is set to anything other than 100 percent, has been fixed too.

The launchpad partially blocks the Tobii UI during device calibration.

Background preparation of the WDAG container has been optimised to improve its launch time.

Microsoft got the idea of embedding eye-tracking capabilities into Windows 10 from its first employee hackathon - One Week - in 2014. For a full list of fixes and known issues in this build, as well Build 16257 for PC users, you can read the notes in Microsoft's blog post.