Danish eye-tracking software firm The Eye Tribe gets $2.3m government grant, no strings attached
The Eye Tribe located in Denmark has created an app that enables users to communicate with their smartphone through their eye movements. This company has collected $800,000 from a large number of European investors.
The new project will cost around $4.4 million. The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has given a $2.3 million grant to the company to work on this project.
Our aim is to make Denmark one of the top technology societies in the world, said Danish government. Companies who signed partnership agreement with The Eye Tribe include DTU Informatics, the IT University of Copenhagen, and LEGO and Serious Games Interactive.
By signing a partnership agreement with companies like Serious Games and LEGO, we have proved that it is possible to include eye-tracking technology in a smartphone. This also shows that users will find this technology immensely useful, said Sune Alstrup Johansen (CEO of The Eye Tribe).
With the help of this amazing app, users will be able to log in to their smartphone without even touching them. Aside from these, they can scroll up/down on the screen. Games can also be played with this technology.
The company is planning to give an app development kit (SDK) to app and game developers the following year.