New Technology to Allow Optical Navigation of Television

A life-changing software is being released that will help people with disabilities navigate their television using only their eyes. 

The X1 eye control technology can help those living in the United States, an estimated 48 million people, who are living with some sort of mobility or physical disability. Sometimes, disabilities make common tasks like operating a remote, impossible. This new technology will allow those people to engage in activities that most of us take for granted.

The only required equipment to get the whole show up and running is a tablet, smartphone, the Tobii eye gaze device, and the connector. Once the calibration portion has been completed, the system will be up and running with full functionality. Besides the initial setup, there will not be the need for additional help from a third-party to operate the system.

The software is said to help people who are suffering from disabilities like ALS. ASL is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This is a big scary name for a big and scary disease. The disease affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord causing total muscular atrophy, but it is a slow progressing disease.

During the course of the disease, people will lose the ability to speak, move, breathe, and eat. Their motor functions become diminished as well. This leaves it impossible for them to enjoy something as mediocre as watching the afternoon news. There is now hope along the horizon for those with ALS.

Thanks to the X1 technology, people who have ALS or other disabilities that cause problems with their motor functions will be able to engage in an activity without having to rely on others. The technology is a flat price, not a subscription service, that can run as high as $1500. This is a one-time fee though and anyone possessing it will have total authority over it.

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