New technology opens doors for special needs students

Tobii Technology has announced its augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) products, the Tobii I-Series. The Tobii I-Series, a family of eye-controlled communication devices, provides communication solutions for people with conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), autism, Rett syndrome, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.

Today’s announcement introduces two new purpose-built speech-generating devices (SGD) – the I-12 and I-15 – which will begin shipping next month. The I-12 emphasizes portability with a 12-inch capacitive touch screen, while the I-15 features a 15-inch capacitive touch screen.

Users can communicate through speech, email, text messaging, social networking and phone calls. Users can also take and share photos, surf the Web, play games, access computer applications, and control their environment and other connected devices.

Features include:

  • Wake-on-Gaze™ and Sleep-on-Gaze™: Allow users to put I-Series devices to sleep or wake them up simply by gazing at “hot spots.”
  • Longer battery life: I-Series batteries last nine hours with constant use. New features, including Wake-on-Gaze, also allow users to manage power and lend to significantly longer use periods.
  • Durability: Solid-state hard drive facilitates fast startup and withstands impact and IP43 classification for proven resistance to moisture and dust.
  • Social connectivity: Tobii Gaze Interaction with zoom and premade Tobii Communicator pagesets allows users to use Skype, Facebook and other social media applications.

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