Microsoft Is Testing Eye Control for Windows 10 Users

Friday, 04 Aug, 2017

Borne out of a Microsoft hackathon challenge inspired by former National Football League player Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Eye Control enables disabled users with compatible eye tracker devices to operate Windows 10 PCs through gaze alone. The new color scheme will only be visible in Properties if you do a clean install of the build. Windows 10 Preview Build 16257 that is highly expected to be released later today is rumored to bring this overhaul of the legacy color scheme of Windows Command Prompt.

Alongside the development of Windows Creators Update, Windows console was updated to support the full 24-bit RGB colour. However, all you need to have in order to get Windows 10 S right now is a MSDN subscription, so it's not that hard to get.

With the latest insider preview for Windows 10, eye tracking and controls are now being tested.

Microsoft is interested in releasing this option as soon as possible and has launched a Windows Insider preview with support for the beta version of this feature.

Shape-writing allows users to simply glance at the letters required for a word speeding up the process
MICROSOFTShape-writing allows users to simply glance at the letters required for a word

Eye Control Keyboard: To select it, look at the keyboard icon on the launch pad. It's important to note that more eye tracker devices will be supported in the future. You'll need a compatible eye tracker so that you can accomplish tasks normally done with a mouse and keyboard.

Microsoft announced Tuesday that the next version of its operating system would contain a futuristic eye-tracking feature called Eye Control. A few visual improvements have been made to the Edge browser in line with Microsoft's new Fluent Design language. According to Microsoft, the use of Acrylic material gives more depth and transparency to the tab bar as well as other controls whereas the button animations have become more responsive and delightful.

In the early days of text-based command-line interfaces, you could have any colour you wanted, but only by replacing the ink ribbon in your teletype terminal.

For now, the new colors will not appear in the Windows Console default option. Microsoft has released many such updates, including three major ones: November Update, Anniversary Update, and Creators Update. "We've done a lot of great work across our teams, and we have a lot more to do, but we're at a point where it has the potential to really start changing lives". Bugs related to dictation and Japanese keyboards were also squashed.