Then in 2002 over a span of six weeks, Justin Yerbury lost his mother, grandmother and aunt to MND. He took the gene test to find out if he had the MND gene and it came back positive. His sister was diagnosed with MND while he was getting his PhD. He has dedicated his life to find a cure for MND. In 2016 Dr. Yerbury was diagnosed with MND and is still diligently working to find a cure. He is able to communicate with family and friends and do his research using his TM5 mini eye tracker. Thank you Dr. Yerbury for sharing your story. You are an inspiration to us all.
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.
What if your car could tell if you’re happy, sad, or too tired or impaired to drive?
EyeTechDS Inc. visual tracking software uses occulometrics track eye movement and pupil dilation gauging the drivers attention or lack thereof while driving. Noldus Facial recognition software recognizes a smile or slack facial expressions, head pose, eye perclose and many other useful metrics which will be helpful for ADAS. Results are graphed to show a drivers attention and emotions while behind the wheel.
Noldus “FaceReader automatically analyzes 6 basic facial expressions, neutral, contempt, and boredom, interest, and confusion.”1 Widely used in marketing application FaceReader is able to “quickly gain insight into the effects of different stimuli.”1
Potential application include luxury auto manufacturers who will be able to accurately gauge a level of satisfaction and distractions from the driving experience, while restricted drivers could have more than a simple breathalyzer restricting their cars from starting. Further advancements in automated driving could tell the car when it's time to take over driving to deliver passengers to a safe location eliminating falling asleep behind the wheel.
1Noldus FaceReaderTM(2017). Retrieved December 13, 2017, from FaceReader