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.
If you would like to try out the Eye Control in Windows 10, it is now available in the beta which is available to all those who sign up to the Windows Insider Program. While previously users need have a physical mouse and keyboard for accomplishing the tasks on Window 10, the new "Eye Control" feature will enable the accessibility with virtual keypad and mouse, with eyes only.
According to the Redmond giant, the functionality, called Eye Control, will help people suffering from neuromuscular diseases and other disabilities use Windows 10.
The default color values in the Console have also been improved in Build 16257 to make darker colors more legible on modern screens.
"To interact with the UI for "Eye Control", simply look at the UI with your eyes until the button activates".
The new Windows 10 Preview has just been announced for all supported PCs and with it, users of the OS will enjoy a bunch of new features and improvements to the current features already at their disposal.
Windows 10 Eye Control doesn't actually mean that you could just look at things in your PC screen and things begin to happen. In addition, Developer Insiders who are in the Office Insider program will see new support for using 3D images in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This feature will use the default text-to-speech voices, which can be changed in Settings Time & Language Speech Text-to-speech. Windows' on-screen keyboard then generates predictive matches. Also, let us know if you're happy with the new Microsoft Edge improvements.
Windows Defender has also been updated with performance improvements targeting container launch times.
Fixed an issue where if you switched to a new tab and back in Microsoft Edge, Narrator would start reading from the top of the page again, rather than remember where you had been on the page.