Lenovo introducing an innovative eye motion tracking technology
Lenovo's new prototype laptop is introducing an innovative eye motion tracking technology.
Dubbed "Kinect for the eyes", the system has been developed by Tobii Technology and utilises infra-red sensors to track a user's gaze across the display.
Physically challenged people could find the new user interface particularly useful as it eliminates the need for costly and cumbersome headgear that is traditionally employed for controlling PCs through eye motion.
Tobii's founder John Elvesjo explains: "It works very much like a Kinect for your eyes.
"As long as you're roughly in front of your computer, the screen will actually know your exact gaze point all of the time."
The sensor works by measuring the direction of the gaze and amount of time the eye remains focused on a particular point.
Mr Elvesjo adds: "It works like a touchscreen, but it feels your gaze point."
Tobii is hoping that showcasing the technology in Lenovo's new laptop will open up more commercial opportunities.
Copyright Press Association 2011