Published: Sat, August 05, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Eye Control for Windows 10 already out for testings — Microsoft moving fast

Eye Control for Windows 10 already out for testings — Microsoft moving fast

People with disabilities such as impaired muscle movement will be able to use a computer.

"I realized pretty quickly after my diagnosis that technology would have to become an extension of myself", Gleason said.

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Eye Control displays a launchpad on the screen that you can interact with. "We don't save or share eye tracking data", reads a statement containing a link to Microsoft's privacy statement under feature's on-and-off toggle. However, this was only the first chapter of an inspiring story. They can make use of their eyes for the proper working of text-to-speech service. The same Windows 10 Insider Preview Build (v16257) now brings support for additional default colours on the command prompt, giving users a dramatic change to Windows Console's legacy blue to improve its legibility.

This Windows 10 eye control feature was mentioned by Microsoft a couple of days ago, and the first look at it is being rolled out straight away.

Right now, Eye Control is in beta and people interested in early testing and providing feedback can sign up to be a Windows Insider. The preview build blog post outlines in more detail how Eye Control actually works.

The source of the motivation is simple. If you don't manage to grab one of those, you're left with one other option, which is buying it directly from Tobii in Sweden. You know you want one!

But while that might seem a little arduous, Microsoft has enabled shape-writing on the Eye Control keyboard.

But the company is planning to add more layouts on the future.

"The new default colours will modernize the look of the Windows Console and make it more congruent with other terminal experiences, such as the integrated terminal in VSCode", the company added.

However what has caught the attention of millions is the feature of 'Eye Control'.

The origins of the technology arise from a challenge posed at a hackathon in 2014. For them, the seemingly impossible dream is now becoming more of a possibility. "They agreed without hesitation". The latest build is available now for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.

Microsoft has made Windows 10 S available to developers and professionals to try out nearly three months after first revealing the education-focused operating system, reports ZDNet.

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