Having ALS or another neuromuscular disease that prevents from using hands and trying to use a PC isn’t an easy thing to do. For those who have such disease, they can use eye tracking, but that involves specialized software and an imperfect experience. Microsoft thinks it can do better. To help out ALS patients, the company is adding built-in eye tracking to Windows 10.
Windows 10‘s new functionality is nicknamed Eye Control and it will let anyone navigate using their gaze. Users can launch apps, type and perform common tasks, just by focusing their eyes on the right part of the screen.
Microsoft partnered with Tobii on Eye Control. The latest upgrade is available in beta as part of Windows Insider preview, but no official timetable has been given for when it’ll reach stable versions of the Windows.