Those who have always felt that using a mouse and keyboard was just a little too much effort, may want to cast an eye in the direction of the Tobii Rex ocular interface for PCs and laptops. Created by eye-tracking tech developer Tobii Technologies, the Tobii Rex USB-based peripheral allows users to carry out various on-screen actions - including (but not limited to) zoom, scroll, open programs and auto-centre - on their PCs and laptops.
"We believe gaze interaction is going to be the next major advancement in mainstream computer interface," CEO of Tobii Technology, Henrik Eskilsson,said in a statement. "Tobii has been driving innovations in eye tracking for more than a decade, and we are excited and honoured to be able to bring this first integration of eye tracking into a product for tech-enthusiast consumers."
The Tobii Rex is scheduled to make its debut at this year's CES in Las Vegas. Right now, the peripheral is only available to developers for work on desktops and laptops. However, a spokesperson for Tobii has confirmed a model for consumers is planned for release in autumn of this year.