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Tobii and the eye-driven reading experience of the future
September 20, 2013 | 4:41 pm

Here's another technology that might one day make a big difference to the ebook/ereader/tablet reading experience. As Mashable announced in a recent article, the eye tracking solutions developed by assistive technology manufacturer Tobii "lets you control a tablet with your eyes." And I can't imagine any more obvious, natural, elegant implementation of this technology than the natural left-to-right (or right-to-left for Arabic and Hebrew readers, naturally) scanning motion of the human eye across a page. That said, this technology is not exactly ready for mass-market prime time. The Tobii EyeMobile solution uses the Tobii PCEye "peripheral eye tracker," a sensor bar...

Tablets and E-Readers: The missing control
December 8, 2012 | 12:00 pm

So I’ve stumbled out of bed and dragged myself to the breakfast table, propped up an e-reader on a stack of unused coasters, got a slice of buttered toast in one hand and a cup of tea in the other, and ... And what? I don’t have a spare finger to press buttons or swipe the screen with, and if I did it would be covered in butter and jam. And an e-reader propped up precipitously in random places really needs another hand to hold it while you swipe, otherwise it’s going to leap off the coasters and tumble over the...

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