The Idiap startup Eyeware obtained a seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT)

This type of loan is granted to promising young companies of Western Switzerland in phase of prototyping and commercial development. Since 1994, the FIT has financed innovative technological projects and startups with a total of 33 million Swiss francs of loans and grants. These companies have created more than 1000 jobs in Switzerland so far.

Eyeware: Using gaze to facilitate human-machine interaction

The solution of the Idiap spin-off Eyeware enables humans and machines to interact directly with each other thanks to 3D eye tracking, based on artificial intelligence technology. 3D eye tracking is the process in which someone’s vision (or line of sight) is monitored on his/her entire environment (3D) and not only on a 2D surface such as a computer screen. 3D eye tracking can capture and tell what objects a person is looking at in a certain context or environment. When compiled, the information enables machines (computers, robots or cars) to interact accordingly with the users. Even take decisions based on contextual information.

The press release can be found here: PRESS RELEASE – Lausanne, March 14th, 2018

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