Tobii EyeX Eyetracker brings facial recognition to Windows 10

Costea Lestoc By: Costea Lestoc
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Microsoft  introduced Windows Hello in Windows 10 allowing users to log into their Surface devices or Windows phones such as the Lumia 950 or 950XL using a special camera that supports facial recognition. This functionality is spreading to computers as well and now users can purchase the $149 Razer Stargazer webcam with Intel’s RealSense technology or the Tobii EyeX eeye tracker which is $10 cheaper.

The Tobii EyeX is an eye tracker that works similarly to Microsoft’s Kinect sold separately for the Xbox One console. The accessory sports red sensors and its body is elongated, compatible with laptops built by MSI, Alienware and Acer and can be used to play games as an eye tracking controller.

Besides the EyeX, inside the box you will find a USB cable and a pair of tape-backed magnets. It’s very simple to connect it to a monitor but you must attach it correctly so that the tracker will capture your face perfectly. You’ll have to adjust the position of the tracker on the magnet but afterwards, you’ll see how easy it is to remove the EyeX. Also, the software can be disabled using the notification icon and updates can be downloaded from Tobii’s official website. Drivers are required so that EyeX will work without any problems, but then you will need to set up Windows Hello. If you don’t know how to do that, here’s a short video that will explain you what steps you need to take:

It will take a few minutes to complete the setup process and then you will be able to log into Windows 10 without needing to enter any password or PIN.

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