First portable eye-controlled device launches at Rehab 2008

MyTobii communication devices to help the 10 million severely disabled of the Arab population

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By  Quintin Smith Published  March 11, 2008

MyTobii, a Swedish-based world leader in eye-tracking software and hardware, has launched their Middle East division at the Dubai International Rehabilitation Forum 2008.

The company hope to bring their innovative eye-controlled computers to the estimated 10 million severely disabled Arabs in the region, such as those suffering from Cerebral Palsy, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis or spinal cord injuries.

MyTobii’s hardware can be set up in a matter of minutes. You simply sit in front of the computer screen and look at the screen. The computer can also continue to detect eye motion if the user makes large head movements, opening up the MyTobii range to users who are unable to use other eye-controlled hardware.

Their P10 device is particularly portable, with the screen, camera and computer built into one tough unit the company claim will “Survive real world use”. The P10 mounts anywhere, and only needs a connection to a wall socket, power wheelchair or battery to function.

Rehab 2008 is currently in its sixth iteration. It will run from March 10th-12th.

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