Being able to speak is something that most people take for granted. However, some of us are born with Cerebral Palsy, have ALS/MND or may have acquired a disability through an injury or a stroke—all of which can impair our ability to speak.
Tobii has released a range of new augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions that help individuals with speech impairments communicate.Purpose built communication devices that enable communication – in all forms, anywhere, anytime.
Tobii devices are portable eye-controlled communication devices. Everything,
including a screen, eye control device and computer, is integrated
into one unit. Just connect to a power source, such as a wall socket,
power wheelchair or separate battery. The device can be mounted for
use at a desk, wheelchair, bed or anywhere suitable for the user.
is helped by Tobii? Users with disabilities such as:
-High level spinal injuries
powerful, state-of-the-art features, MyTobii brings eye control to
a whole new audience of users. The interface can be configured for
many different skill levels thus being flexible enough to serve many
different user groups.
-Easy to set up
-Quick, easy one-time calibration
-Mounts to desk, bed or wheelchair
-Easy to adjust to the needs of different user groups
The eye tracker doesn't need the user to "do" or "wear"
anything. Simply sit in front of it, follow a dot during a 30-second
calibration and you are on your way! With flexible mounting, easy
customization and different hardware options, every situation is catered
-No undue restraint on head movements
-Tracks nearly everyone, even those with glasses or contacts
-Works in many lighting conditions
-Compensates for large head movements without errors
-Very high accuracy
can be relied upon to keep working. Tobii will operate precisely
regardless of glasses, contacts, eye color or light conditions. With
Tobii, those with uncontrolled head movements can use eye control
for the first time. Tobii's unique ability to deal with large head
movements opens up eye control to user groups who have been unable
to use other systems.
-Eye tracking components fully-integrated
-Robust casings will survive real-world use
-New portable unit with computer processing built in
Technology's world-leading eye tracking techniques and an integrated,
tough design make the MyTobii eye tracking system extremely accurate,
portable and tough enough to deal with real-life. No fragile external
cameras or lighting units mean your system will be able to go everywhere
with you. High accuracy and powerful interaction techniques mean MyTobii
will also keep up with you.
control for accessibility
Eye control enables users with special needs to communicate and interact
using only their eyes.
brings new opportunities for communication, interaction and improved
quality of life for users who previously relied on slow and cumbersome
alternatives for their communication, such as manual scanning systems
or head-mounted pointing devices.
the Tobii product suite, eye control is reliable, easy to use and
many communication opportunities
-Using only eye movement, users can easily and quickly communicate
where other techniques are not effective.
-With Tobii, eye control works even when the user has involuntary
movement as a result of CP or other disability, those who wear glasses
or many other characteristics that limit the effectiveness of older
eye control systems.
Effective with a wide range of users
-Typical user groups that benefit from eye control include users with
Cerebral Palsy, ALS, MS, spinal injuries, and many others.
Flexible to everyone's needs
-MyTobii works with all users, regardless of glasses, contacts and
or eye color.
-With the optional battery pack you can easily mount the system on
a wheelchair and be free to communicate on the move
-Functions precisely in almost every situation - at home, at work
or at school. The flexible mounting system makes it possible to mount
the unit at a desk, on a wheelchair, over a bed - anywhere suitable
for the user.
Very easy to use
-Tobii is designed from the ground up with one goal in mind: making
communication easy for the toughest users.
-After a fast, one-time calibration, no additional adjustments are
needed. Just get in position (in front of the unit, as in front of
a regular computer screen) and it starts automatically.
-Eye control in itself is so simple to learn and use that users of
all cognitive levels can communicate with the system
Many communication software options
-Tobii puts people back in the driver's seat with custom designed
applications for email, document editing and web browsing tools. There
are even eye-controlled games! t, as in front of a regular computer
screen) and it starts automatically.
-A wide range of partner software has been Tobii enabled, which
gives the user effective eye control with leading communication solutions.
-The patented Tobii Direct Control input allows users to just gaze
and click, without using a mouse pointer. This makes eye control as
an interaction technique much faster and easier to use.