Samsung has revealed an updated version of its eye-tracking mouse, known as Eyecan+. The gadget makes use of innovative software and hardware to enable people with disabilities to use Internet while giving them the ability to write and edit documents.
It comes naturally to us and therefore, it is hard to imagine how using computers for those with a disability or restricted movement can be a big deal. Samsung’s Eyecan+ tackles this issue by enhancing accessibility for such persons. The gadget allows the users to navigate documents while also enabling them to use web without having to use the traditional keyboard and mouse.
The gadget comprises of a box that is placed beneath the user’s display and the user interface on the screen. The system calibrates itself for the user’s eye movement wirelessly and then allows them to activate the onscreen pop-up menu (selection of commands) by simply blinking at the screen.
The user interface comes with 18 unique commands that include zoom, scroll, copy and paste while it is able to remember unique eye characteristics, that is to say, the user needs to perform the eye movement only once. The user can also add custom inputs and has control over the sensitivity as well. The original EyeCan was revealed back in 2012, however, the latest installment comes with amazingly enhanced user experience and improved eye tracking.
Samsung has no plans of mass producing the gadget and shall be only manufacturing limited number of Eyescan+ that will be shipped to charity organizations. However, Samsung has kept the technology and design open source to allow further development of this project.
So what do you think of this new gadget by Samsung?