Gaze into action with 4tiitoo

By Julianne Bass

Smart workplaces powered by eye control

“On average, across when working in CAD, users do around 10,000 mouse clicks every single day. And every mouse click is a mouse move; almost every mouse click needs a mouse move. So, on average, you’re on 25% every day you have the mouse in your hands. So, there’s a huge potential in terms of not only efficiency but also ergonomics,” says Stephan Odörfer, Founder and Managing Director of 4tiitoo.

4tiitoo is a company that offers AI-based solutions for intuitive eye control for the future working place – to enhance working efficiency and build an ergonomic workplace and in this episode of the Next generation design podcast we discuss what a mouseless vision of the future workplace means.

Have you ever thought about how reliant you are on the mouse of your computer to get your work done on a daily basis? How many mouse clicks, how many mouse moves, how much time it takes to think about what action you need to perform next and to actually carry it out with your mouse? 4tiitoo has, and that time adds up, quickly!

The premise is simple: Our workplaces are getting more and more digitized; we can work from anywhere; But the way we communicate with our technology stays the same. Until now, our eyes are sensors – they take information, and our brain consumes this information. So, what we are using gaze for is to control things. So, we use our eyes not only to send in information but also to send commands. You already always look at something that you want to interact with. Based on your gaze data, 4tiitoo can understand what you want to do, so, the prediction for the future is that we will slowly move away from the mouse.

“We will not use a mouse in the future. We will not use the keyboard in the future. We don’t use a screen in the future. We will have headsets, … Gaze into action will be the number one topic here to communicate. And your voice.” – Stephan Odörfer

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