PCEye Plus

Combines eye tracking, speech recognition, switch and IR control for desktop computer access

PCEye Plus Access – featuring Windows Control software

This product option, Access, includes a PCEye Mini Plus eye tracker, EyeR, and the Windows Control software. The Virtual Remote software for controlling the EyeR is also included.

Windows Control enables full computer access on a Windows PC via eye gaze or eye gaze combined with switch input, replacing the standard keyboard and mouse.

Windows Control also enables gaze access to other Tobii Dynavox communication software, Communicator 5 and Snap™ + Core First® (not included).

Product no: 111083

Computer Access

Experience greater personal freedom and independence by accessing all the functions of your Windows desktop or laptop computer using only your eyes. Designed for computer-literate individuals with physical disabilities and communication challenges who want to make full use of their computer – completely independently. 

Eye Tracking Technology

 

PCEye Plus is a versatile eye tracker designed for all levels of eye gaze skills and needs. It can take you from paint, play and draw to full computer access. 

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Eye gaze & switch access

Dictation enabled

Environmental control

Flexible

The possibility to stay connected

 

Access your computer

Replace a traditional keyboard and mouse with your eyes and surf the web, connect on social media, play games, turn on the lights, create documents and more.

Learn eye gaze

If you're new to eye gaze, try a simple and efficient way to learn how to use it then measure and track your progress.

 

Communicate Your Way

Whether you’re just getting started with eye gaze or are ready to fully access your computer, we have a PCEye Plus package to meet your needs.

Access Package

For full computer access, get PCEye Plus, an EyeR dongle and Windows Control software as a package to replace a traditional keyboard and mouse. 

 

 

Track and Learn Package

Get PCEye Plus together with Gaze Point and Gaze Viewer, our entry level software offering a simple way to learn and document the use of eye tracking and gaze interaction.  

If you're a beginner, you mightwant to start with Gaze Point to learn and explore eye tracking. Use Gaze Viewer  to measure your progress. Continue on to new levels of computer access with Windows Control, and if you need Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), add Communicator 5 or Snap + Core First software. PCEye Plus can take you from paint, play and draw to full computer access when combined with Windows Control. A single solution that meets you exactly where you are and takes you where you want to go. 

Interact in your own way

  

Eye tracking + dictation

When a 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, offering two extremely efficient interaction methods to switch between to find your preferred individual balance. 

Eye tracking + switch

PCEye Plus has an integrated switch port, providing you with a switch connection exactly where you need it, giving you the power to control your computer more intentionally. With the “sticky left click”, the mouse curser follows your eyes constantly and performs a left click whenever you hit the switch. 

Innovation & Expertise

  

 

Accuracy and Precision

The PCEye Plus, together with the zoom functionality of Windows Control, allows you to hit even the smallest targets on the screen with almost pixel precision. 

Easy Calibration

Our easy, one-time calibration is helpful for users who have difficulties keeping focus on a calibration target. It is a fantastic way for beginners to get started with eye tracking. 

Large trackbox

The trackbox is the imaginary volume within which you can move your head without losing accuracy or interrupting the eye tracking session.  PCEye Plus’s large trackbox size gives you the freedom to sit or lie down comfortably while maintaining eye tracking performance. 

Superior trackability

The PCEye Plus provides higher quality tracking results compared to other eye trackers, regardless of most lighting conditions, eye color, or eyewear (glasses or contact lenses). 

Windows Hello

In combination with Windows Control you can:

  • Turn your PCEye Plus into a Windows Hello camera to automatically sign in to Windows 10
  • Unlock the screen with your eyes and Windows Hello (if your Windows 10 computer is not set to fully go to sleep)

Portability and Flexibility

The PCEye Plus attaches perfectly to most laptop and desktop monitors, with an excellent performance on screens up to 27’’ in size. Processing takes place within the PCEye Plus eye tracker itself, enabling you to use both old and low performance PCs. The 75cm long USB cable and the eye tracker’s slim design make it possible to use the eye tracker on an external monitor. The built-in switch port enables switch use directly where needed. 

EyeR – environmental control

  

Picture of the Tobii Dynavox EyeR

The PCEye Plus comes with a uniquely designed EyeR dongle that opens the door to IR (remote control of appliances via infrared) without the need for any additional equipment. This unlocks control of sensory rooms, IR toys, TVs and smart home functions. To use it, simply connect the dongle via USB to your computer or laptop, direct the IR signal at the intended device using your eyes, and take control. 

Robust and extremely flexible

  

All elements of the EyeR such as the USB connector, the flexible arm and the IR component are quality tested. The IR signal is emitted through the glass cover at a 180-degree angle. The small and lightweight IR dongle is extremely flexible and can be rotated 360 degrees. Once adjusted, the EyeR holds its position, so it can hang upside down, stand still and fit snuggly around corners. This flexibility ensures that the IR signals are directed perfectly at the device for optimal communication and control.

EyeR plugged in a laptop

Setting up EyeR is easy

Simply plug it into your computer’s USB port, and you can jump right into the Virtual Remote software (included with the PCEye Plus). Virtual Remote provides pre-programmed and manual options for setting up an IR connection, so you can start using it quickly.

Virtual Remote TV screendump

Pre-programmed remotes

EyeR comes pre-programmed with many popular IR codes, helping you to simply create “Virtual Remotes” and take control of devices in your home or office. There is an extensive list of device brands to choose from, and once the brand is selected, all matching remotes are displayed, so that you can find the best one.

Virtual Remote edit mode screenshot

Manually programmed remotes

Here you are starting with a pre-determined layout, which consists of un-programmed buttons. You can now program these buttons individually according to your preferences. After the initial programming, every button can still be edited and changed.

Meets your needs

The PCEye Plus is designed to evolve with your changing needs. Start with Gaze Point and Gaze Viewer software to learn about and explore eye tracking. Try Windows Control for full computer access if you’re ready for the next step. For those who need augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), PCEye Plus is compatible with  Communicator 5, Snap + Core First and Snap Scene software.  

Windows Control - The Access Package

Eye gaze made simple

Control your desktop or any app with a simple, two-step process. Simply select the task that you want to perform in the taskbar, such as a double click. Then look at the desired area or icon on the screen where you want to execute the task. 

 

Purpose-built for AAC

If you need augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) software, you can add Communicator 5, Snap + Core First and Snap Scene for even more assisted communication options.

The Access package comes with the EyeR dongle and related Virtual Remote software.

Gaze Point and Gaze View - The Track and Learn Package

Gaze Point

Gaze Point is our entry level eye tracking software. Combined with the PCEye Plus, Gaze Point lets you move the mouse pointer and perform left mouse clicks.

Together with Gaze Viewer, it offers an efficient way to learn how to use eye tracking and document gaze interaction.

Gaze Viewer 

Gaze Viewer records real eye tracking data to help you understand physical and cognitive abilities. It’s an assessment tool for SLPs, teachers, parents, educational psychologists or anyone else wanting a better understanding of the capabilities of the person they are helping. 

 

Technical specificationsTobii Dynavox PCEye Plus
Medical Device 93/42/EEC (MDD) - Medical Device Directive, as amended by 2007/47/EC
Data Streams Eye tracking (gaze point, eye position, etc.) IR image stream at 30 Hz
Power Consumption <2.2 W typical average
Processing Unit IS-4L Tobii EyeChip™ with fully embedded processing
Interface USB 2.01 or higher
Track Box2 Dimensions at 65 cm (26’’) Distance

>40 × 30 cm ellipse
>16” × 12”

Operating Distance 50 - 95 cm
20″ - 37″
Screen Size3 Recommended up to 27" 
Detected Gaze Interaction >30 Hz  99% for 95% of population4
User Calibration
(Former Tracking Robustness)
>99%
Accuracy <0.3° ideal5
<1.0° for 65% of population
<1.3° for 80% of population
<1.7° for 90% of population
<1.9° for 95% of population
Precision <0.1° ideal5
<0.2° for 65% of population
<0.25° for 80% of population
<0.3° for 90% of population
<0.4° for 95% of population
Max Head Movement Speed (Eye Position) 40 cm/s (16 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 ms / 100 ms
Size (w × h × d) 322 × 22 × 18 mm
12.7″ × 0.87″ × 0.71″
Weight 280 g
9.9 oz
System Requirements (Recommended Minimum) Processor: Dual-Core 2.0 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk: 450 MB available 
USB Interface: USB 2.0 or higher
Compatible Operating Systems 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
Compatible Tobii Dynavox Software Windows Control, Gaze Point, Gaze Viewer, Virtual Remote, Communicator 5, Snap + Core First, Compass
Incompatible Tobii Dynavox Software Classic Tobii Gaze Interaction Software, Snap Scene, ALL, Boardmaker Student Center
Microphone Microphone array consisting of 4 microphones
Ports 1 × 3.5 mm Switch connector interface

1 USB 2.0 BC1.2 provides Tobii IS4 with sufficient power and signal bandwidth.

2 Track 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.

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.

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.

 

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Technical specificationsTobii Dynavox EyeR
Medical Device 93/42/EEC (MDD) - Medical Device Directive, as amended by 2007/47/EC
Weight

48 g
1.7 oz

 Size (l × h × d) 284 mm × 9.3 mm × 23.4 mm
11.2” × 0.37” × 0.92”
Active range of IR transmission >4 m
Compatible Operating Systems

64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10

Included Software

Virtual Remote

Connectivity USB 2.0 or higher

 

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