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Eye-controlled laptop at high-tech fair

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Billed is global first laptop that allowing users to open files, play music and view pictures using just the power of their eyes .

Otherwise unremarkable laptop integrates cutting-edge “eye tracking” technology by Swedish firm Tobii that follows the movement of the user’s eyes and allows him or her to operate menus and select icons.

The technology is already used in car safety where a sensor tracks eye movement to determine whether the driver is drowsy, and in helping paralysed people operate everyday objects just with their eyes.

However, this is the first time it has been applied to a laptop.

According to the Olsson the prototype has only just been developed, adding that if the technology gets taken up by IT firms, it could be in the shops in the very near future.

“It’s probably a couple of years away,” he said.

More than 4,200 exhibitors are showcasing their latest gadgets and technology at the CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, which hopes to attract 350,000 visitors by the time it closes on March 5.

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