The Swiss company, Eyeware, is on the cutting edge of developing head and eye-tracking technology that will help both people with disabilities, medical students and medical professionals. Best of all, it provides software-only solutions, eliminating the need for headsets, glasses and webcams — thus also cutting costs.
The Eyeware Beam app can create more immersive gaming experiences, allowing live stream audiences to see through the gamers’ eyes in real time.
People with physical or speech impairments can use the app as their augmentative alternative communication (AAC) device, allowing them to write messages on a digital keyboard by gazing at certain keys.
Eyeware GazeSense Technology
Medical students and professionals can use this technology to analyze eye movements indicative of such conditions as ADHD, autism and dyslexia. Eyeware’s GazeSense™ software takes this a step further, using a remote 3D camera, “which can be discreetly mounted in front of the participant without headgear or glasses. Data provides for an analysis of gaze-paths and time of fixation in real time or for later analysis.”
If medical students or professionals publish research studies using this technology, Eyeware offers opportunities to promote their findings.
GazeSense ensures automotive safety as well, monitoring the driver’s drowsiness with head pose, eye gaze and blink detection to help prevent accidents. It can also set alarms based on “eyes on the road” and “eyes off the road” tracking.
Also in regard to safety, GazeSense can be used in training simulations to analyze attention patterns and make sure the trainee is looking at the right things at the right times. This can be vital in training pilots, air traffic controllers and train conductors.
Eyeware is paving the way for the future with technology that captures the spirit of accessibility, meaning it not only benefits people with disabilities but ultimately all users.