Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Grinbath LLC., developers of EyeGuide research and assistive technology, is proud to announce the release of their newest upgrade to EyeGuide Assist now featuring an interactive game center.
EyeGuide Assist allows users with limited hand movement to navigate Mac or PC operations with their eyes. With the newest version, Assist’s software integrates enjoyable games made specifically for use with Assist headwear. Not only do these games provide entertainment, but serve as a training tool for new users to gain experience using eye movement and voice commands. These games allow users to build their navigation skills from simple to more complicated tasks so they’ll be browsing the web and tweeting friends in no time! And, this is only the beginning.
“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to play games sometimes on the computer. We all do it,” said Dr. Brian Still, Grinbath CEO. “But playing can also be educational. We put in the game center for Assist so that our users could take a break once in awhile from work to do something fun. We also saw it as a great opportunity for children especially to learn how to use the system, and looking forward I believe with help from other developers using Assist’s built in application programming interface that more games can be added. What’s here now is just a start, but it shows our commitment to making Assist the most effective, affordable eye tracking mouse replacement on the market.”
EyeGuide Assist’s newest upgrade is available immediately to all new and existing customers. And, as always, Grinbath is excited to receive and integrate user feedback to continue improving Assist and providing a mouse replacement that provides more individuals access to digital technology.
Grinbath was founded in early 2010 with the mission to make eye tracking technology accessible and affordable for everyone. Dr. Brian Still, Director of the Texas Tech Usability Research Lab, was approached by a client interested in employing eye tracking research to improve a website’s user experience. The problem for Still was that most eye tracking technology, although highly effective, was far too expensive to purchase for his academic lab that literally made just enough to employ a single graduate assistant. In response, Still and a team of graduate researchers developed EyeGuide™ Eye Tracker, the market’s first affordable eye tracking research tool, which was released in late 2011. Subsequently, the company saw the need for an affordable assistive device and released EyeGuide™ Assist in early 2012.
If you’d like more information about this topic or would like to schedule an interview with Grinbath CEO Brian Still, please contact Kate Crane at katecrane (at) grinbath (dot) com.