July 19, 2021 – Two tech companies, Smartbox Assistive Technology and Smart Eye, collaborated to develop Lumin-i. This advanced eye-tracking product integrates with an augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) device. Lumin-I is the product of these two companies using what they consider the best of their respective technologies. Smart Eyes included their eye-tracking algorithm, which takes approximately 25 milliseconds to identify and respond to the user's gaze and translate the gaze into verbal communications. A unique aspect of Lumin-i is that it only requires a gaze recovery time of 17 milliseconds and can capture 60 frames per second. Lumin-i also has a large track box that measures a wider range of motion, specifically head motion, and ultimately grants users a reportedly more robust capability for communication and independence. Lumin-i was launched globally on July 19th and is available online at the Smartbox website. [Source: BusinessWire]
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