Comcast has launched a new feature that allows customers with physical disabilities a way to control a TV using only their eyes.
Xfinity X1 eye control is a free web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with existing eye gaze hardware and software, sip-and-puff switches and other assistive technologies. The customer can gaze at a button and the remote sends the corresponding command to the television.
Customers can also “type out” voice commands with their eyes to request, for example, “action movies” or a specific TV channel.
“Changing the channel on a TV is something most of us take for granted but until now, it was a near-impossible task for millions of viewers,” said Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President Accessibility Comcast.
“We’re hoping our new X1 feature makes a real difference in the lives of our customers.”
For more information on X1 eye control visit https://www.xfinity.com/support/accessibility