Microsoft has begun testing a futuristic Eye Control feature that will allow you to control your computer using your eyes. In particular, the beta version of the program makes it possible to replace the mouse, keyboard and voice commands by visual manipulations. Windows 10 users, having a tracking device, can already try out the new product on their computer.
Eye Control will primarily interest users with disabilities. Development began 3 years ago at the request of former NFL player Steve Glisson, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral syndrome (ALS). With this disease, only the eyes have the ability to move. Using Eye Control technology, Steve Glisson learned to control a wheelchair with his eyes.
Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that Eye Control will be included in Windows 10's feature list, requiring users to download an update and related app for the Tobii eye tracking sensor. So far, the technology, however, has one drawback - it does not function in strong sunlight.