Tobii C12 Windows Tablet With Eye Tracking Tech Passed the FCC
Tobii Technology from Sweden has been given the green light, as it finally achieved Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for the C12 tablet PC.
What is so special about this Windows-based slate is that it has the revolutionary eye-controlled interface that allows users to interact with the device virtually hands free by using only eye movement. Users can use the movement of their eyes to move the pointer and all they have to do is blink to be able to click on the application. This is definitely a cool and very useful tablet for disabled users, who cannot make use of their hands.
The C12 was actually released back in 2009, but the device just recently showed up on the FCC due to an enhancement made to its GSM module. Nonetheless, the C12 looks like a tablet but is actually a Windows-based speech computer especially made for users with disabilities.
The Eye Tracking technology was developed by Tobii in 2001 and “estimates the point of gaze with extreme accuracy using image sensor technology that finds the user’s eyes and calculates the point of gaze with mathematical algorithms. In other words, the eye tracker works much like you would if you face another person and estimate at what they are looking just by observing their eyes.” (excerpt taken from Tobii website)
For the average this maybe something that you would want to buy for the sake of having one, but for a person with disability, this is a useful technology.