PCEye Plus

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

The PCEye Plus solution empowers you to customize your computer interaction with the use of eye tracking. Surf the web, connect with friends online, play games, use Skype, turn on the lights or TV, and create spreadsheets and documents using only your eyes.

The PCEye Plus can be used to fully replace the traditional keyboard and mouse with the Access package, which includes our Windows Control software for full computer access.

If you simply want to get started with eye tracking, our Track & Learn package is a good option. Choose the product option below for more information.

Both options include the PCEye Plus eye tracker, which comes with an integrated switch port, EyeR dongle (used for IR) and Virtual Remote software (needed to control the EyeR).

Product no: 111083

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 – PCEye Plus with EyeR. 

The PCEye Plus empowers you to efficiently customize interaction with your computer. Its related software is designed to give you independence, empowerment, and to evolve with your changing needs. 

Grow your individual path without the need to change hardware

PCEye Plus

The PCEye Plus takes you where you need to go. Tobii Dynavox hardware uses the same development platform across its software portfolio, allowing you to change software according to your changing needs – without the need to switch hardware. 

If you're a beginner, you might want 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. 

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, by providing 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.
    • Ergonomic access –  using gaze interaction to access your computer, or dictation via the built-in microphones, can be easier on your neck and shoulders than using a head mouse or a switch.
    • Environmental control – Virtual Remote and the EyeR dongle (included) let you take control of lights, telephones, TVs, sound systems, 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.
    • Creative expression – artistic expression through eye control is also a healthy way to spend time, acquire new skills and promote creativity.
    • 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 – should you need dedicated Augmentative and Alternative Communication software, you can also add Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 or Snap + Core First. These software packages provide options for more assisted communication.

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An eye tracker with multiple interaction methods

  

Combine eye tracking and 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. 

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 combined with switch gives 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. 

Navigate your computer seamlessly 

with advanced eyetracking that replaces a keyboard and mouse and lets you click, drag and drop, scroll and more 

Gain greater precision and control 

with the switch feature that provides a sticky left click function and the possibility for switch scanning

Dictate your words clearly 

with a noise cancellation microphone that picks up your voice perfectly for excellent dictation results

 

Connect to your environment 

with the EyeR dongle that lets you control doors, lights, TVs and many other smart home functions

 

Expertise and experience you can rely on

  

High 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, almost with 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.

Largest trackbox

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 while maintaining eye tracking performance.

Superior trackability

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

  

Tobii Dynavox PCEye Plus

The design of the eye tracker as well as the software follows 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.

Picture of the PCEye Plus switch port

The back of the eye tracker is made from magnesium, which is optimal for heat distribution and reduces its weight. The front of the eye tracker gives the device a very modern look and emphasizes the microphone slot, which stands out visually from other eye trackers.

Windows Hello

  

Biometric security has never been this seamless. In combination with Windows Control, turn your PCEye Plus eye tracker into a Windows Hello camera to automatically sign in to Windows 10. If your Windows 10 computer is not set to fully go to sleep, you can always unlock the screen with your eyes and Windows Hello. This is a Windows 10 only feature. See the PCEye Plus manual to learn how to set it up.

Portability and Flexibility

  

Tobii Dynavox PCEye Plus desktop

The PCEye Plus fits perfectly on most laptop and desktop monitors with an excellent performance on screens up to 27’’ in size. Processing takes place on the PCEye Plus, enabling you to use 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 the light and slim design of the eye tracker.

Tobii Dynavox PCEye Plus

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.

 

 

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 without the need for any additional equipment. This unlocks the entire range of IR including the 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 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.

Follow your individual path without the need to change hardware. Start with Gaze Point and Gaze Viewer to learn and explore eye tracking. Evolve with Windows Control and add augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solutions with Communicator 5 or Snap + Core First software. PCEye Plus can take you from paint, play and draw to full computer access using Windows Control. One piece of hardware that meets you where you are and evolves with you.

Windows Control

We have streamlined our Windows Control software to give you a consistent experience with no room for confusion and no chance to get stuck. All settings and
features in Windows Control are gaze-enabled. This means you have the ability to calibrate as well as change dwell time, users, languages, input methodology and much more. Fully gaze-enabled settings means full control for you. 

Screenshot of Windows Control 2 in use

Windows Control makes it possible to control your desktop, or any other application, through a simple, two-step process that reduces the risk of unwanted clicks. All you have to do is select the desired task that you want to perform in the taskbar, like a double click. Then look at the desired area or icon on the screen where you want to execute the task.

Picture of the Tobii Dyavox PCEye Plus with EyeR attached

If you need dedicated, augmentative and alternative communication software (AAC), you can add Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 and Snap + Core First. These software packages provide even more options for assisted communication.

Gaze Point and Gaze Viewer

Gaze Point is our entry level eye tracking software that opens up the world of gaze interaction to everyone. Together with Gaze Viewer, inexperienced users get a simple and efficient way to learn and document how to use eye tracking and gaze interaction.

Combined with one of our eye trackers, Gaze Point lets you move the mouse pointer and perform left mouse clicks.

The controller window gives you direct access to:

  • Eye tracker on/off
  • Visibility of the mouse cursor on/off
  • Left click on/off
  • Access the Settings

Tobii Dynavox Gaze Viewer records real eye tracking data from any application, which helps you understand physical capabilities, cognitive ability, and use of an eye tracker.

Gaze Viewer is an assessment tool for the SLT (SLP), teacher, parent, educational psychologist or anyone else wanting a better understanding of the capabilities of the person they are helping.

With Gaze Viewer you can:

  • Record real eye tracking data from any application, whether from the Internet or e-books, games, movies and more.
  • View what the user has seen, items looked at, the order viewed as well as the areas that have been fixated on.
  • Save the data as single images or movies, with heat maps and gaze plots, and use them to assess an individual’s physical capabilities and cognitive understanding.
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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