Windows 10 users now have a new option for signing in to their PCs without a standard password. Sweden-based Tobii has added support for the operating system's Windows Hello security feature to its lineup of its eye-tracking cameras, including the Tobii EyeX Controller.
The company stated:
"Tobii's devices are the only eye-tracking platforms that support Windows Hello, empowering device manufacturers with both Windows 10-ready biometric authentication and eye-tracking functionality for notebooks, Ultrabooks, desktops, and peripherals, all on the same sensor."
"The Windows Hello biometric functionality relies on images provided by Tobii's sensor to work with Microsoft face recognition algorithms. Built into Windows 10, these algorithms determine the identity of the user, making it possible to securely login to Windows devices. Tobii's technology makes it possible for Windows Hello to work in a variety of lighting conditions and even in the dark."
The Tobii EyeX Controller can be bought now for $139, and Tobii's hardware is also in the gaming-themed Sentry Eye Tracker from SteelSeries that's available for $200. The company plans to make support for Windows Hello standard for all of its future eye-tracking products.