During the 2018 Sun Corridor Edge event sponsored by the Joint Planning Advisory Council (JPAC), Keith Jackson of EyeTech Digital Systems, receives the Emerging Exorter Award from Mesa Mayor John Giles.
Today we are excited to highlight three new eye gaze packages developed by our partners. Each has customized EyeTech hardware and software. Click on the image to go to our partner's website and learn more about that package.
EyeTech DS, Tobii, and Intel Team up with Microsoft Corp. to Release USB HID Standard for Eye Tracking and Support for Windows 10
Microsoft Corp., working closely with EyeTech DS, Tobii and Intel, has created the first USB HID (Human Interface Device) standard for eye tracking. Having a standard agreed upon by USB.org, brings eye tracking technology one step closer to being in full control of your PC using only your eyes.
With the standard established, Windows 10 will automatically install the driver when plugging in the eye tracker. In addition, a calibration app can be launched directly from the Windows 10 eye control launchpad. New firmware to enable this feature for the EyeTech DS TM5 eye trackers is available at www.eyetechds.com/Microsoft-HID-Support.html.
"The USB HID class for eye tracking is the pivotal step forward to improve the user experience for our users and bring a seamless touch-free experience for worldwide adoption," said Keith Jackson, Director of Sales and Marketing for EyeTech DS.
EyeTech DS and Tobii are showcasing eye control applications inside Windows 10 in the Microsoft developer booth at Microsoft Build 2018 this week. This is a big step forward to help developers catch the vision of eye tracking as a viable, robust input method.
Read more on this Windows blog.
EyeTech Digital Systems is excited to collaborate with Mayo Clinic in the development of the OCAT, Oculo Cognitive Addition Test. Working in oculometrics where direct physiological signs of cognitive activity have been identified, the team of scientists at Mayo Clinic’s Aerospace Medicine & Vestibular Research Laboratory (AMVRL) developed OCAT which now enables researchers to quantify and detect alterations in cognitive and oculometric performance.
Administered using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset or on a standard laptop, OCAT works by showing a test subject one stimulus at a time in specific, seemingly random locations.
EyeTechDS Inc.’s eye tracker detects where the eye is focusing from one fixation point to the next. A normal test subject will show results of straight lines efficiently connecting one fixation point to another. In a patient with signs of impairment, these lines become altered due to changes in oculometric and cognitive performance.