Tobii Dynavox TD I-Series Provides an Eye Tracking App with Speech
Tobii Dynavox, a provider of assistive technologies, has introduced the TD I-Series, a fast, light and durable communication aid that is controlled with the eyes. It also comes preloaded with the speech-generating app TD Talk.
TD Talk provides word-prediction, which enables quick eye gaze-based speech. It integrates with Acapela Group's voice banking solution, my-own-voice, so that people with conditions such as ALS can easily capture their own unique voice, to create a personalized synthetic voice and use it directly in TD Talk.
TD I-Series is medically certified. The Windows-based device helps people communicate, learn, and control their environments, such as doors, lights and phones, using just their eyes.
"With the TD I-Series we take another key step in supporting individuals with communication disabilities to live more independent lives," said Markus Cederlund, chief product officer of Tobii Dynavox, in a statement. "With significantly improved eye tracking capabilities and the most comprehensive library of applications for easy communication, the TD I-Series helps people with disabilities to interact easily with their loved ones and take part in the society."
The TD I-Series has been bolstered with several enhancements, including enhanced eye tracking performance; TD Snap, a symbol-based software for communication and learning; TD Phone, which enables users to make phone calls and send text messages on iPhone and Android devices with their eyes; and TD Browse and TD Control, which provide eye tracking for browsing the internet, controlling the TD I-Series, and when using files.