STOCKHOLM & REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tobii,
the global leader in eye-tracking, in collaboration with Microsoft
Corp., today announced that Tobii’s eye-tracking platforms support facial
recognition for Windows Hello, providing consumers with
simpler, faster and more secure logins. 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.
Available now for peripheral eye trackers on the Tobii IS3 platform,
including Tobii EyeX and SteelSeries Sentry devices, facial recognition
support for Windows Hello is intended to be standard on all future Tobii
eye tracking platforms, including the recently announced Tobii
IS4 platform with Tobii EyeChip™.
Tobii’s Windows Hello support illustrates yet another way in which
device manufacturers can expect to deliver enhanced consumer experiences
with Tobii’s technology. When you sit in front of your PC you’re
automatically logged in, just by being there. Tobii’s platforms now
provide even greater value on a single sensor by delivering both facial
recognition and exciting new user experiences with eye-tracking.
“Technology has a fundamental duty to understand humans better and
improve their daily lives. With Windows Hello, a person never needs to
remember their password to login,” said Oscar Werner, president of Tobii
Tech. “Microsoft’s interest to make Windows Hello work with Tobii
eye-tracking devices is a testament to the value, both now and in the
future, of our joint ability to enhance the Windows experience for
For those interested in exploring the next generation of simple,
password-free logins today, Tobii’s Windows Hello support can be
introduced to existing Windows 10 compatible PCs with the addition of
Tobii’s Windows Hello support was developed by Tobii Tech, a business
unit of Tobii.
Device manufacturers interested in delivering world-class experiences
to consumers using Tobii eye-tracking platforms, please register for
Early Access Program.
Developers interested building the next generation of biometric
security and faster, more convenient access to apps and online
services through Windows Hello, get
Tobii EyeX here.
More information and instructions on how to enable
Windows Hello for Tobii EyeX controller and SteelSeries Sentry
Tobii discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities
Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The
information was submitted for publication on December 16, 2015, at 5:00
Tobii is the global leader in eye-tracking. Our vision is a world where
all technology works in harmony with natural human behavior. Tobii
operates through three business units: Tobii Dynavox makes specially
designed computers that are controlled by eye movement or touch screens
for use by people with special needs due to spinal cord injuries, CP,
ALS or other medical conditions. Tobii Pro develops and sells
eye-tracking equipment and services used today by more than 2,000
companies and 1,500 research institutions, including all of the world’s
50 highest ranked universities. Tobii Tech further develops Tobii’s
technology for new volume markets such as computer games, personal
computers, virtual reality and vehicles. Tobii is headquartered in
Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TOBII). The group has
approximately 600 employees. For more information, please visit www.tobii.com.