Tobii today revealed their Tobii IS4 eye tracking platform and Tobii EyeChip, the world’s most advanced, compact and versatile eye tracking components for seamless integration into consumer devices. Both the Tobii IS4 platform and the Tobii EyeChip are now available for OEM pre-order through the Tobii Early Access Program. First units will ship in December.
Tobii EyeChip is the world’s first system-on-chip (SoC), also called an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), developed specifically for eye tracking. With both hardware acceleration and vectorized processing, the EyeChip performs the on-chip processing of Tobii EyeCore algorithms and features integrated sensor and illumination control. Together, this provides unbeatable tracking performance and advanced, flexible power schemes, while dramatically reducing CPU load, bus load and power consumption compared to other eye tracking solutions. With this, device manufacturers can bring eye tracking to consumer devices, including PC peripherals, all-in-one PCs, desktop monitors, notebooks, detachable Ultrabooks, tablets, cars, as well as VR and AR headsets.
We may see some Windows laptops with Tobii eye-tracking platform next year.