The PCEye Plus gives you the power to explore your world
Experience the most efficient and ergonomic way to access your computer with assistive technology. Combine Eye tracking, Dictation, Switch and IR in one product – the new PCEye Plus with EyeR.
These various options empower you to individually create the most efficient way of computer interaction. This empowerment and independence is also the key element in our software, which is built to support you on your journey and evolve with you as you grow.
Grow your individual path without the need to change hardware
The PCEye Plus can take you anywhere. Using the same development platform, enables Tobii Dynavox hardware to work across the software portfolio. This brings peace of mind to have the right hardware at hand for moving across software titles according to your needs.
Start with Gaze Point and Gaze Viewer to learn and explore eye tracking. Measure the progress and cognitive ability to evaluate potential growth into new regions like Windows Control or Communicator. The same PCEye Plus can take you from splat, smudge, paint, play and draw to full computer access with Windows Control. One hardware that meets you exactly where you are and takes you where you want to go.
Benefits of gaze interaction
The PCEye Plus allows you to use all the functions of your computer, using only your eyes. Ultimately, the PCEye Plus gives you greater personal freedom and independence.
- Personal independence – Regaining a healthy level of personal independence is possible through the PCEye Plus that provides you with access to a computer and the Internet.
- Independent recreation – Pass the time, have fun, learn, and stimulate your mind by accessing a computer and the Internet through the PCEye Plus.
- Ergonomic access – Using gaze interaction to access your computer or dictation via the build-in microphones can be easier on your neck and shoulders than using a head mouse or a switch.
- Environmental control – Virtual Remote and the the included EyeR dongle let you take control of things like lights, telephones, TVs, DVD players, toys and more. This allows you to regain much of your freedom and independence.
- Social networking – With the PCEye Plus, you can take advantage of all forms of communication, write emails, access social networking sites, and give friends and family updates about yourself through a blog.
- Artistic expression – Artistic expression through eye control is also a healthy way to spend time, acquire new skills and promote creativity, all things that can increase health and happiness.
- Remaining in work – Remain in the workplace longer or even return to work using the PCEye Plus, which allows for completely hands-free computing.
- Add AAC (coming soon) – Should you need dedicated, augmented and alternative communication software, you can also run Tobii Dynavox Communicator and Snap. These software packages provide options for more assisted communication.
Your eye tracker with multiple interaction methods
|Combine eye tracking and dictation
When the voice is picked up perfectly, dictation is the fastest way to convert the spoken word into written text. The PCEye Plus has a high-quality 4-array microphone system integrated into the eye tracker. By that, you now have two extremely efficient interaction methods at hand and can freely switch between them to find the right individual balance.
|Combine eye tracking and switch
PCEye Plus has an integrated switch port, providing you with a switch connection exactly where you need it. Eye tracking and switch gives you the power to control your computer more intentionally. With the “sticky left click” the mouse curser follows your eyes constantly and whenever you hit the switch, a left click is performed.
Expertise and experience you can rely on
|High precision and accuracy
The PCEye Plus, together with the zoom functionality of Windows Control, allows you to hit even the smallest targets on the screen, almost with pixel precision, again and again.
|Head movement compensation
Move freely within the trackbox while maintaining superior precision and accuracy. Should you move outside of the trackbox, the PCEye Plus will quickly find your eyes again and continue to track them.
The trackbox, the imaginary volume within which you can move your head without losing accuracy, or interrupting the eye tracking session, is among the largest on the market. The large size gives you the freedom to sit or lie down comfortably with maintained eye tracking performance.
The PCEye Plus provides high-quality tracking results for over 95% of users*, compared to any other system, regardless of most lighting conditions, eye color, or if you are wearing contacts or glasses.
Normalcy and cutting edge design
The design of the eye tracker as well as the software inherits the latest trends in consumer electronics. Our software is designed with Microsoft Windows in mind and we have further improved the look and feel of the hardware to align the PCEye Plus with the silver/black color theme of the Tobii Dynavox family. The back of the eye tracker is made from magnesium, which is optimal for heat distribution and reduces the weight. The two-part design of the front gives the device a very modern look and emphasizes the microphone slot, which stands out visually from other eye trackers.
The PCEye Plus fits perfectly on most laptop and desktop monitors with an excellent performance on up to 27’’ screens. Processing takes place on the PCEye Plus, enabling the usage of old and low performance PCs. This means high flexibility and low additional investments. The setup possibilities are numerous due to a 75cm long USB 2 cable and a light and slim design of the eye tracker. In addition, the long cable makes it possible to use the eye tracker on an external monitor and the switch port allows for switch use directly where needed. Once mounted, the same magnet mount bracket can be used with the PCEye Plus, PCEye Mini and PCEye Explore.
|Technical specifications||PCEye Plus|
|Gaze Data Rate||60 Hz|
|Data Streams||Eye tracking (gaze point, eye position, etc.)
IR image stream at 30 fps
|Power consumption||1.5W typical average|
|Processing Unit||Tobii EyeChip™ with fully embedded processing|
|Interface||USB 2.01 (power and signal)|
|Head movement box2 size at 90 cm distance||> 40 cm × 35 cm ellipse|
|Distance from user to the Eye Tracker||50 cm – 95 cm
20” – 37″
|Screen Size3 At 65 cm (25.6 “) user distance||Recommended up to 27”|
|Detected Gaze Interaction >30 Hz||99% for 95% of population4|
(former tracking robustness)
|Max Head Movement Speed Eye Position||40 cm/s (15.7 in/s)|
|Max Head Tilt||>20°|
|Max Yaw, pitch||25°|
|Visibility||Low visibility (850 nm)|
|Flicker||No flicker (30 Hz constant)|
|Gaze Latency / Gaze Recovery||25 mx / 100 ms|
|Unit Size (Length × Height × Depth)||322 mm × 22 mm × 18 mm
12.7“ × 0.87“ × 0.71“
|Weight||280 g (9.9 oz)|
|Works with (Operating System)||Windows 7, 64 bit
|System requirements||CPU: 2 GHz, Dual-Core (recommended minimum)
RAM: 4 GB (recommended minimum)
|Microphone||Microphone array consisting of 4 microphones
Microsoft Cortana certified
|Ports||1 × 3.5 mm Switch connector interface|
1 USB2 requirements: USB 2.0 BC1.2 provides Tobii IS4 with sufficient power and signal bandwidth.
2 Head box describes the space in front of the eye tracker where the user must have at least one eye to get gaze data. The eye tracker is at a 20° angle looking upward from below the screen.
3 For larger than recommended screens, the limiting parameter is the quality of the gaze accuracy at the upper corners of the screen when the user sits close to the screen.
4 The degree-of-accuracy and precision over percentage-of-population numbers result from extensive testing across representatives of the whole population. We have made use of hundreds of thousands of diagnostic images and performed tests on approximately 800 individuals with different conditions, vision, ethnicities, everyday dust, smudges or blemishes around their eyes, with eyes out of focus, etc. This has resulted in a much more robust and high performance eye tracking experience and a much more realistic representation of true performance across the whole population, not just in a mathematically “ideal” scenario.
5 The “ideal” degree numbers are the previous standard of measuring accuracy and precision, both previously from Tobii and presently from all eye tracking competitors. Though “ideal” numbers are useful to get a general feel about comparative quality and performance, they are not applicable to real world usage in the same way as quantitative degree-of-accuracy and precision over percentage-of-population numbers based on extensive testing across representatives of the whole population.