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Published on : May 02, 2019

A touch or a wave can unlock your smartphone, and a tap could get you a mug of fresh sizzling coffee. Days are not far when your personal computer could sense your presence and unlock the screen for you. Tobii's next-gen software aims to instill senses your computer. 

According to David Henderek, PCs are special and powerful machines. They also allow a blind person to work using coded taps on his/her forearm. Even, these machines are capable enough to understand if a user whispers in their ever-listening ears.

However, until now, PCs are not as smart or aware as other devices. They are yet to learn how to predict, understand, and analyze human behavior for interaction.  As a result, Tobii AB is the first among many to take up the challenge. The company is willing to enable devices that can interact with user basis their understanding. To achieve this, the company is planning to introduce machine learning, artificial intelligence, and smart sensors.

How Next Generation Software can lift PCs to Aware State?

In order to uplift personal computer to aware state, Tobii has introduced its Tobii Aware Software. The software helps users with features like user identification, automated presence detection, and automatic lock and unlock the screen. With next-gen aware PCs, the application of computers can be amplified. One of the use-cases is healthcare where the PC can monitor the well-being of the user using system at that point of time.

This data is said as “wellbeing” data. The data allows the user to monitor activities like daily usage, screen time, user’s position while working on the system, the distance from the screen, and break time. Integrated with Windows’ Hello Camera, the software allows the user to have no password security logins via face-recognition. 

According to a verdict published in Engadget, Tobii’s next-gen software integrated with its camera technology is making day-to-day computing more private and even more personal.