Eye Control: Eye Tracking in Windows 10

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Man in a wheelchair with head support operating a computer using Eye control.

Microsoft recently announced an upcoming accessibility feature for Windows 10, called Eye Control. This feature supports users with severe motor issues to be able to independently operate an on-screen mouse and keyboard with only their eyes. Users can complete tasks that previously required a physical mouse and/or keyboard. Eye Control - which is currently available in beta testing with Windows Insiders - is embedded into the Windows 10 operating system and requires a compatible eye tracker device.

In 2014, Eye Control initially began in a Windows Hackathon session to assist users with ALS.  Eye tracking devices are being used in classrooms to enable students to communicate, participate in class, and complete assignments.

Read the full Assistive Technology Blog's post on Eye Tracking in Windows 10 is Available Now as Beta Function

The video below provides information about Eye Control and how this technology beneifts users with ALS.

 

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