Cable giant Comcast has introduced new technology to let those with spinal cord injuries change channels with their eyes.
The Philadelphia-based company on Monday launched Xfinity X1 for eyes, which uses existing web-based software that allows the operation of an online remote control using eye movement. With it, customers with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) can change TV channels, record programs or search for shows by looking at the corresponding functions.
“This new technology will enable our customers with physical disabilities to use their eyes to control their viewing experience,” the company said in a statement. “With a focus on innovation, Comcast continues to discover new ways to make our products and services more accessible to a wide variety of audiences.”
To operate X1 eye control, Xfinity customers visit xfin.tv/access and use their credentials to pair the web-based remote with their set-top box.
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