Microsoft Bundles New Eye Tracking Tech with Latest Windows 10 Preview

August 4, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Microsoft has just revealed its newly built eye-tracking technology that would be incorporated in Windows 10 OS. Now, it’s speeding up things by rolling out the access to the new feature to the developers.

The latest Insider Preview version of Windows for developers includes the support for a beta version of the Eye Control. The requirement for the eye tracker is the inclusion of Tobii Eye Tracker 4C on your Windows 10 running device. But Microsoft says that it’s open to working with additional hardware vendors to extend the hardware options for the users.

The Eye Control for Windows 10 currently facilitates many functions including those to empower persons with disabilities to operate on-screen mouse and keyboard. It will also facilitate the text-to-speech experience with the help of eye-tracking technology. As with the keyboard support, Microsoft is currently offering support only for English keyboard in its beta version of the Eye Control. More keyboard layouts are certainly inbound.

Other additions in the latest Insider Preview includes redesign of the Edge interface that makes it more modern, support for full 24-bit RGB colors on Windows Console, faster launch of touch keyboard from the taskbar, improved performance of WDAG etc. The build also fixes several other bugs from the previous build including the battery fly out issue of build 16251.

The current preview build is the ninth of the upcoming Windows Fall Creators Update that is expected to make the touchdown in September. Alongside, Microsoft has also released a Windows 10 Mobile Build for the smartphone version of the OS.

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