Tobii Eye Tracking – Explained

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Some of you may have seen this listed under your computer specifications. If you are not a gamer and you have this technology on your computer, then you probably have a gaming computer than a regular one, which you have also probably paid more.

Tobii Eye Tracker is a technology that tracks your eye movement while you navigate around the screen of your computer. This is extremely useful when you are doing things that require fast reactions, mostly in games, such as playing Defense of the Ancients (DOTA), Counter-Strike and etc.

Let’s take DOTA for example.

DOTA players need to react fast to map surroundings and when they are engaged in a fight with another hero, the speed of clicking their power and ultimate is key to winning the fight. Sure, you can set the hotkeys in advanced but there are so many to remember. Why not just look at the icon?

So how the Tobii Eye Tracking technology works is that the user can just look at an icon on the screen and the mouse will appear there for you to click it. You do not need to move your mouse to get to the icon. Just look at the icon.

Simple? I thought so too.

Is Tobii Eye Tracking technology only meant for gamers?

The answer is no although it is more for gamers or benefits them the most. I  do foresee people using it on designing software as well such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and even day to day usage if people are too lazy to perform simple tasks like moving their mice.

And how can I forget? If there is a new release of clothes online, our shopaholics can use it to refresh the e-commerce page and add new items to cart faster than ever. 😉

What are your thoughts on this? Have you used the Tobii Eye Tracker before?

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