Tobii Dynavox launches the next generation of its I-Series communication device developed for people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy and ALS. It features the built-in eye tracking sensor IS5.
The new I-Series is designed to provide a voice to help people with disabilities to communicate and become more independent. The smaller I-13 and the larger I-16 also feature a partner window located on the back of the device, engineered to mirror the phrases being typed and enables true face-to-face communication.

“The I-Series has made it possible for me to continue to do what ALS otherwise would have taken away from me. I can keep in touch with friends on Facebook, enjoy the latest shows on Netflix and go to live concerts. But most importantly, I can continue to coach the kids in basketball, football and deliver my pre and post-game speeches to them,” says Jeff Fogel, youth sports coach diagnosed with ALS, in a media release from Tobii Dynavox.

“Eye tracking unlocks a world of possibilities and with this new device, built on years of research and customer feedback, we have pushed the limits of what a communication device can do,” adds Fredrik Ruben, CEO of Tobii Dynavox, US headquartered in Pittsburgh, in the release.

The new slimmer and lighter device features a magnesium chassis, is medical graded and IP54 rated for durability against water, dust, drops and hits. In addition to the new screen design with a glare-reducing finish, the device also includes:

  •  Computer Control: An exclusive desktop control tool only for the I-13 and I-16 letting the user intuitively interact with and control their device using their eyes. It creates a more accurate eye gaze interaction, while minimizing the amount of eye movements and thus reducing fatigue.
  •  Adaptive Buttons: Programmable buttons on the front of the device, accessible with eye tracking and touch, allows for greater flexibility and independence for the user while still giving caregivers access to common functionalities.
  •  Wake-on-Gaze: A unique feature only found on the I-Series allowing users to turn on the device just using their eyes. The feature increases the user’s independence and helps to preserve the device’s battery life.

For more information, visit Tobii Dynavox.

[Source(s): Tobii Dynavox, PR Newswire]