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Mirametrix Introduces Next-Generation Eye-Tracking in Living-Room Environments

October 11, 2011

Consumer eye gaze tracking by Mirametrix is redefining how we interact with technology in the living room. New advances include gaze controlled TV and the worldâs first gaze & gesture 3D video game.

Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 11, 2011

Mirametrix, a specialist in consumer eye tracking technology, is redefining the way you interact with technology in your living room.

Mirametrixâ consumer eye gaze solution allows users to interact with virtual or real world objects using their eyes without the need for head-mounted equipment or expensive add-on hardware. The innovations include a remote-free, eye gaze controlled TV and gaze aware peripheral control for devices such as PVRs and stereos as well as room illumination. Integrating eye gaze with gesture tracking, Mirametrix has also created the worldâs first context aware 3D game controlled both by body gestures and eye gaze.

But this is just the beginningâ¦

âœEye tracking technology has long been restricted to niche applications such as basic research and assistive technology fields due to its traditionally expensive hardware architecture and complex setup procedure,â states Dr. Craig Hennessey, CTO & Founder of Mirametrix, âœOur technology enables affordable, non-contact, consumer eye gaze applications for the living-room environment. Our instant-setup system also allows for free-head motion, and natural body movement.We believe that consumer eye gaze technology will be the next major advancement in human-machine interaction.â

âœMirametrix consumer eye gaze technology has the potential to significantly improve media consumption and interaction with consumer devices,â explained Dr. Helge Seetzen, CEO of Mirametrix. âœImagine sitting in your living room and having the TV know who you are and what you want. You are able to select channels with the blink of an eye. The TV serves you content based on your previous visual interest, and optimizes the appearance of that content to maximize your personal viewing experience. Your kids play their favorite games with eye gaze augmenting the context of their body movements for better game control accuracy. When they are done, they switch off the TV and the game console simply by telling both to âœturn offâ while looking at each device.â

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About Mirametrix

Mirametrix is focused on bringing gaze-based human computer interaction into the consumer environment. Mirametrix aggregates intellectual property, innovators and developers from academic and industrial sources to create state-of-the-art solutions in eye tracking and related fields, including gaze based analytics, and consumer gaze applications.

Mirametrix leadership team has over a decade of experience in the field of eye tracking, with an additional 30 years of experience in related fields including perception-based video technology and image processing.

Mirametrix joined the TandemLaunch Technologies acceleration program in early 2011. The company is now based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mirametrix sells its portable S2 Eye Tracker System internationally, with customers in academic research, market research, usability, education and game design.

http://www.mirametrix.com/

About TandemLaunch Technologies Inc.

TandemLaunch Technologies, a Montreal-based company, bridges the technology transfer gap by developing early-stage multimedia university inventions into risk-reduced consumer technologies suitable for industrial commercialization. Our acceleration programs not only provide significant funding to high-potential university inventors and entrepreneurs, but also offer cost-effective business and development expertise, as well as close industry connections.

http://www.tandemlaunchtech.com/

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