Using a Tobii Dynavox PCEye with TD Control | Eye Gaze Games

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The Eye Gaze Games website has been created to work with a wide range of eye gaze cameras, when both the camera and website have been set up correctly to work together.

 In this video, we will look at how the Tobii PCEYE eye gaze camera can be used to play games on eyegazegames.com using the different modes available in its TD Control software. 

The website has been designed to work with your eye gaze camera, when you are using your eye gaze camera to control the mouse cursor position and a left click.   

There are two control schemes built into the website that you can choose between. There is Classic, which uses large onscreen buttons to control actions in both the 2D and 3D games and there is Precise, which is more direct and uses either smaller onscreen buttons in the 2D games, or uses the mouse cursor to steer or aim in the 3D games. 

Classic is a good place to start for many players and can be used with all of the different mouse control modes in TD Control. However, some players may like the more direct controls the Precise option offers, but not all modes in TD Control will work with it.

We will go through the three different modes in TD Control and show how they can be used to play with the two different control schemes on the Eye Gaze Games website.

TD Control Modes 1 & 2: Default & ‘Continuous’

 When using TD Control, the Trace circle will follow your gaze. When you momentarily fixate somewhere onscreen, the Activator will appear. If you look at this Activator button and select it, you will open the Interaction Menu. From here you can choose to left click at this location or you can choose to Adjust Target if you want to enlarge an area first before then clicking on a target within it.

 You can also choose to use Continuous mode if you want to speed up this process by using the trace to select a location and then a left click option will appear in place of the Activator icon. You can look at this left click icon to make a click at the location you have just selected. You can access Continuous mode by looking at the bottom of your screen and selecting the button on the right. You may access it from the Mode menu (also at this location) if you have more than one option for modes set up. 

In Continuous mode, you can also choose to Adjust Target, to enlarge an area first before clicking. This will remain on for subsequent selections until you turn it off.

Here we are now using the Classic control scheme on the website in some of the 2D games. We select a button to choose a piece, another button to choose where it moves to, and a third button to make the move. Here we are now using the Precise controls scheme and we can directly choose pieces on the board and then choose where to move them to.

Here is an example of using the Classic control scheme in the 3D games where we are using the onscreen buttons to steer and drive in Open Drive. And here we are using the onscreen buttons to move the camera to aim and hit in Gazey Golf.

If using either of these two modes in TD Control, you will not need to use the optional in-built Dwell on the site, when setting up your controls on the Set-up Wizard or Controls menu.

Both of these modes in TD Control can also be used with the Precise control scheme for many of the games. However, they will not work with the 3D games, such as Gazey Golf or Open Drive using Precise mode, so choose Classic when playing these games. This can be done in the Controls Menu, accessed either from the Main Menu or via the Pause menu during a game. Some games also have a shortcut in the top left of the screen to switch between the two.

TD Control Mode 3: ‘Repeat Click’ 

If you would like to play the 3D games more directly by using TD Control in the Precise control scheme, you will need to use the Repeat Click option. This will enable you to have constant control of the mouse cursor onscreen, which the vehicle follows in Open Drive, and the camera follows to aim in Gazey Golf.

 To access the Repeated Click mode in TD Control, you will first need to add it to the Mode Menu as it is not there by default.

 To do this, look or move the mouse to the bottom of the screen, then select the button with the three dots. Next, select the Settings cog and go right to open the Customisation menu. Select to customise the Modes Menu and add an option below the Continuous Mode icon. Select Repeat Click and then select Add. Exit the menu and when you now look to the bottom of the screen and select the Modes menu icon, the Repeat Click icon will be there.

If using the Repeat Click mode on the Eye Gaze Games website, you can also use the in-built Dwell, which uses a Dwell animation which is centralised on the onscreen buttons, which some may find helpful to select a target more easily. The in-built Dwell time can be adjusted in the Eye Gaze options on the website or in the Set-up Wizard. You can also choose whether you are able to select a button repeatedly without looking away and back to a button and you can also choose the dwell appearance.

Here is an example of using TD Control’s Repeat Click mode but with the left click turned off and using the in-built Dwell in Eye Gaze Games to make selections on the site. 

Here we are now using the Classic Controls in some of the 2D games. We select a button to choose a piece, another button to choose where it moves to, and a third button to make the move. Here we are now using the Precise controls scheme and we can directly choose pieces on the board and choose where to move them to.

Here is an example of using the Classic controls in the 3D games using the onscreen buttons to steer and drive in Open Drive and to move the camera to aim in Gazey Golf.

And here we are using the Precise control scheme and the vehicles follow the mouse cursor and here the camera follows the mouse cursor to aim in Gazey Golf, too.

We hope that this video has been useful is setting up your Tobii PCEye’s TD Control software with the Eye Gaze Games website to suit you. 

To try the games yourself and play for free, visit www.eyegazegames.comwww.eyegazegames.com

 

In this video, we will look at how the Tobii Dynavox PCEye eye gaze camera can be used to play games on www.eyegazegames.com using the different modes available in its TD Control software.

The website has been designed to work with your eye gaze camera, when you are using it to control the mouse cursor position and a left click. TD Control has three modes for controlling the mouse cursor: Default, Continuous and Repeat Click. 

We will go through these three different modes and show how they can be used to play with the two different control schemes on the Eye Gaze Games website; Classic and Precise.

Classic uses large onscreen buttons to control actions in both the 2D and 3D games, whilst Precise is more direct and uses either smaller onscreen targets in the 2D games, or uses the mouse cursor position to steer or aim in the 3D games.

Timestamps:

0:00 Introduction to the Eye Gaze Games website’s Classic and Precise control schemes.

1:56 How to use either the Default or Continuous modes in TD Control with Classic or Precise controls schemes in the 2D games and Classic in the 3D games on the website.

5:14 How to use the Repeat Click mode in TD Control to play 2D or 3D games using either Classic or Precise control schemes on the website.


Visit https://www.eyegazegames.com to play!  

Music: Tomb by Veshza and A Journey’s Epilogue Instrumental Version by Yehezkel Raz

Using an Irisbond Duo with EasyClick Pro | Eye Gaze Games

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Playing Eye Gaze Games Using an Irisbond Hiru/Duo Eye Gaze Camera on Windows w/ Easy Click ‘Pro’ 

In this video, we will look at how to the Irisbond Duo eye gaze camera can be used with its EasyClick Pro software, to play games on eyegazegames.com in Windows.   

 The website works when you are using your eye gaze camera to control the mouse cursor position and a left click. Depending on your eye gaze camera and the Windows control software you use, you may be able to use some of the different options available on the site, such as using an in-built centralised Dwell, or when more direct and immersive control options are available in certain games, for instance. 

With the Irisbond Duo camera’s EasyClick Pro software, you move your eyes to control where it clicks. You have a few ways to do this. You can use the Keep Left Click Active option, the Click with Zoom option or the Mouse Movement option. You may find that you prefer to use different options for different games. If you have access to EasyClick Beginner, you may also consider this an option for playing on eyegazegames.com, so we will also cover this briefly and we have a separate video on using the EasyClick Beginner software on the site. 

Controlling the mouse cursor and selecting:  

If using the Left Click or Keep Left Click Active option from the Pro toolbar, you will have a ‘desktop gaze bubble’ that shows where you are looking onscreen. You can left click at the point you stop moving your gaze, using a Dwell, Blink or Switch, depending on which option you have chosen to use in the EasyClick Pro’s options. This method can be used to interact with the onscreen buttons that are used to control many of the games. For instance, here, to select the buttons, we hover our gaze over the buttons and use the EasyClick Pro’s dwell option to select them.  

Some game modes use more direct control rather than onscreen buttons and require the Windows cursor to be used to recognise where a player is looking, such as for the more direct control modes used for steering vehicles in Open Drive and Eye Drive and for aiming in Gazey Golf. The ‘gaze bubble’ that follows your gaze in the Left Click or Keep Left Click Active modes won’t be recognised to control them this way, however, there are alternative controls using onscreen buttons available that can be used instead. 

The Click with Zoom option will also have the same restrictions with these games. It can be used to select buttons on the site, but not for these particular control modes that need to reference the Windows mouse cursor position.  

If you do want to use the more direct control modes using control of the Windows mouse cursor, the Mouse Movement option from the ‘Pro toolbar’ will enable you to move the Windows cursor using your gaze, giving you constant control of the cursor position, that the site can recognise. For instance, here, we are using the Dwell option in the EasyClick Pro software, and we can look at the buttons onscreen to hover the mouse cursor over them and dwell for a set amount of time to left click and select them. 

When using the Mouse Movement option, you can also choose to use the Eye Gaze Games website’s own in-built Dwell, which has the advantage of being centralised on the onscreen buttons, which some may find can help keep their eyes on a target to select it more easily.  

You can find this in-built Dwell option in the eye gaze settings on the Eye Gaze Games website or when using the set-up wizard. If using this feature, please be aware that you can’t turn off the click option in the EasyClick Pro software, so your Dwell, Blink or Switch click will still be active in addition to the site’s in-built Dwell. You are able to turn off the click in the EasyClick Beginner software, however, so that may be an option for players who would like to use the Windows mouse cursor to play those games more directly on the site and/or use the website’s in-built Dwell option. 

The site’s in-built Dwell time can be adjusted in the Eye Gaze options on the website and in the set-up wizard. You can also choose whether you are able to select a button repeatedly without looking away and back to a button and also choose the Dwell appearance, between a pie or a shrinking animation. 

Classic & Precise Control Modes 

Using any of the three mouse control modes we have looked at in the EasyClick Pro toolbar, you can interact with the website and many of the games using either Classic or Precise control modes; two options you can find in the Eye Gaze settings on the Eye Gaze Games site. Often the Precise mode will allow you to select smaller targets to interact more directly with games, whilst Classic gives you larger onscreen buttons.  

For the 3D games, such as Open Drive, Eye Drive and Gazey Golf, Precise mode will also let you play more directly, whilst changing the style of gameplay quite considerably in some games, as mentioned earlier. As we said before, only Mouse Movement from the EasyClick Pro mouse control options or the EasyClick Beginner software will allow you to play using these Precise controls in these games, but Classic can be used with any of them.  

As an example of the controls in the 3D games, when using Precise mode in Open Drive, the vehicle will follow your Gaze as you move the mouse cursor. If playing in Classic mode, you will instead have onscreen buttons to select to steer the vehicle. In Gazey Golf, when using Precise mode the trajectory of the ball will follow your gaze, whilst in Classic you will use onscreen buttons. 

If using Precise mode, you may find that adjusting the Smoothing in the settings in the EasyClick Pro software, helps to make steering, feel more responsive and so easier to control. This option is also available in the EasyClick Beginner software. Choosing Very Low is the most responsive when you move your gaze, making the vehicle feel like it is turning quicker. You can also check the Options within the different games to see what settings can be changed for controls and gameplay too.  

To try the games yourself and play for free, visit www.eyegazegames.com

The Eye Gaze Games website has been created to work with a wide range of eye gaze cameras, when both the camera and website have been set up correctly to work together.

In this video, we will look at how to use the Irisbond Duo eye gaze camera with its EasyClick software in ‘Pro’ mode to play games on eyegazegames.com.

We have a separate video on using EasyClick software in ‘Beginner’ mode to play: https://gameaccess.info/using-an-irisbond-duo-with-easyclick-beginner-software-on-eyegazegames-com/ 

Timestamps:

0:00 Intro

1:44 Controlling the Mouse Cursor and Selecting

5:18 ‘Classic’ and ‘Precise’ Control Options


Music: Tomb by Veshza and A Journey’s Epilogue Instrumental Version by Yehezkel Raz

Using an Irisbond Duo with EasyClick Beginner | Eye Gaze Games

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Playing Eye Gaze Games Using an Irisbond Duo or Hiru Eye Gaze Camera on Windows w/ EasyClick ‘Beginner’ https://www.eyegazegames.com

The Eye Gaze Games website has been created to work with a wide range of eye gaze cameras, when both the camera and website have been set up correctly to work together. 

 In this video, we will look at how to use the Irisbond Duo eye gaze camera with its EasyClick Beginner software to play games on eyegazegames.com. We have a separate video on using its ‘Pro’ software on the site. 

The website works when you are using your eye gaze camera to control the mouse cursor position. Depending on your eye gaze camera, you may have options to play games in different ways, such as using a centralised Dwell on buttons or for more direct and immersive controls, for instance. 

With the Irisbond Duo camera’s EasyClick Beginner software, you have constant control over the mouse cursor position, which means you have a few options for how you can choose to play the games.   

When using the EasyClick software in Beginner mode, you move your eyes to move the mouse cursor around the screen and the cursor icon will follow your gaze. You can look at the buttons onscreen to hover the mouse cursor over them and then use the EasyClick software to left click and select these, such as using Dwell, Blink or Switch. 

 Or you can choose to use the Eye Gaze Games website’s own in-built Dwell, which has the advantage of being centralised on the onscreen buttons, that can help keep your eyes on target. You can find this option in the eye gaze settings on the site. If using this feature, just turn off the Dwell Click option in the easy click software, so you are just using EasyClick to control the mouse cursor and not the clicks.   

With the EasyClick Beginner software, you can interact with the website and many of the games using both Classic or Precise control modes; two options you can find in the Eye Gaze settings on the Eye Gaze Games site. Often the Precise mode will allow you to select smaller targets to interact more directly with games, whilst Classic gives you larger onscreen buttons. For the 3D games, such as Open Drive, Eye Drive and Gazey Golf, Precise mode will also let you play more directly, whilst changing the style of gameplay quite considerably.  

For instance, when using Precise mode in Open Drive, the vehicle will follow your gaze as you move the mouse cursor. If playing in Classic mode, you will instead have onscreen buttons to select to steer the vehicle.  

If using Precise mode, you may find that adjusting the Smoothing in the settings in the EasyClick Beginner software, helps to make the steering feel more responsive and easier to control. Choosing Very Low is the most responsive when you move your gaze, making the vehicle feel like it is turning quicker. You can also check the Options within the different games to see what settings can be changed for controls and gameplay too. 

To try the games yourself and play for free, visit www.eyegazegames.com

The Eye Gaze Games website has been created to work with a wide range of eye gaze cameras, when both the camera and website have been set up correctly to work together.

In this video, we will look at how to use the Irisbond Duo eye gaze camera with its EasyClick software in ‘Beginner’ mode to play games on eyegazegames.com.

We have a separate video on using EasyClick software in ‘Pro’ mode to play: https://gameaccess.info/using-an-irisbond-duo-with-easyclick-pro-software-on-eyegazegames-com/

Timestamps:

0:00 Intro

0:31 Controlling the Mouse Cursor and Selecting

2:10 ‘Classic’ and ‘Precise’ Control Options


Music: Tomb by Veshza and A Journey’s Epilogue Instrumental Version by Yehezkel Raz

Eneso Encore Plus | Switch Interface

Eneso Encore Plus switch interface, shown with three accessibility switches plugged into it.
Eneso Encore Plus switch interface, shown with three accessibility switches plugged into it.
Eneso Encore Plus with AbleNet Buddy Button and Specs Switches

At SpecialEffect we use a switch interface, such as an Xbox Adaptive Controller, in almost all of the controller set-ups we create on both console and PC. A switch interface allows you to connect accessibility switches to your console, PC, tablet or phone to use them as inputs recognised by the device.

However, many PC switch interfaces used for keyboard and mouse inputs are often not designed to be used for playing video games, so not all are appropriate.

Eneso’s Encore Plus is a switch interface that does enable players looking to use accessibility switches for keyboard and mouse inputs to carry out actions required by some games. It is connected by Bluetooth to your PC, and the accessibility switches are connected to the interface using their 3.5mm jack plugs to one or more of the eight switch ports. Note that Eneso also have a wired switch interface called the ‘Encore’, but this does not allow more than one switch to be used at the same time.

In this short post, we will introduce the Eneso Encore Plus interface and describe how its eight switch ports can be remapped to different inputs. We will also describe how the switch actions can be toggled or manually held for the duration of pressing. While the device does have joystick options and can also be used as a multimedia input (for Play, Pause etc.), we will be looking at the mouse and keyboard features.

Keyboard/Mouse Features:

The eight ports on the Encore Plus can be used to move the mouse cursor Up, Down, Left or Right or for mouse clicks (including double-click), and for individual keyboard keys or a combination of keys using the Modifiers (e.g. Ctrl, Shift, Alt etc.) via the app used to set up the interface.

The Encore Plus allows for simultaneous inputs to be used at the same time, such as if you wanted to use the Left and Up keys together. The device allows for this by default, so no programming is required. 

The interface can accommodate the switches being held for any duration using the Release Manually option. This can be important for games when needing to hold down a switch continuously for a long duration (e.g., holding Gas down in a driving game) or for short holds, such as holding an input down for a couple of seconds (e.g. to open a loot crate in a game).

It also lets you use switches toggled, meaning you can press a switch once to start the action (e.g., to aim down sights in a game), and the input will act as if it is held down until you press your switch again to release it. You set the input you would like to be toggled through Alternate press/release in the app.

Finally, if you want to use a switch for a momentary press and release, no matter how long it is held down, you can use the Release automatically option.

You can use the app to assign each switch port to different keyboard or mouse inputs, or use the ‘Release Manually’ or ‘Alternate press/release’ options. The app is available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux and can be found here: https://www.eneso.es/descarga/#sw_encoreplus 

Screenshot of the Eneso app, showing modifier options and a release automatically, release manually

More information can be found on the Eneso website here (unaffiliated links): https://www.eneso.es/en_US/shop/product/encore-plus and here: https://www.eneso.es/encoreplus/manual-usuario

More information on switch interfaces can be found on gameaccess.info using the category filter here: Switch Interfaces

More information on switches can be found on gameaccess.info using the category filter here: Switches

Othello on eyegazegames.com | Controls & Options Video

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Using a compatible eye gaze camera, Othello on eyegazegames.com can be played using eye movement alone. The game is available for free to play in a browser on the website. The aim of Othello is to place your pieces on either side of your opponent’s pieces to change them to yours. The player who holds the majority of the board in their colour at the end, wins. The rules can be found on the How to Play page.

Depending on your camera and the software you use with it, Othello has various controls and settings to enable you to customise it for you and how you use eye gaze. In this video we will look at what some of these options are and also show some of the options for other input devices, such as switch access.

 

Classic/Precise Eye Gaze Controls:

Like the other games on the site, Othello has two control modes – Classic or Precise. With Classic mode, you use the large buttons on the left of the screen during gameplay to make your moves. First, survey the board to choose where you would like to move. Once you have decided on a square to place your piece, select the Cycle arrow to first select the quarter of the board that your square is within. Once highlighted, use the Play arrow icon to select it. Then use the Cycle arrow icon again to choose the square you want to place your piece within. Once highlighted, select the Play arrow icon to place it.

In Precise mode you can directly select the squares on the board.

 

Eye Gaze Dwell Options:

For both Classic and Precise control modes, you can choose to use the website’s built-in Dwell option [‘Dwell Click On.mp4’]. Using the website’s inbuilt Dwell can be useful for some to help with accuracy as it is centralised on the button you are selecting and so can help to keep your eye in the centre of the buttons and reduce drift when trying to select it.

To use the inbuilt Dwell, you will need to turn off any other left click option your eye gaze camera’s software uses, so as not to conflict with it. If you are using a style of eye gaze interaction where you do not have constant control of the mouse cursor’s position on the screen, and instead move it from one position to another in stages, you will likely need to keep using your own left click, rather than use the website’s inbuilt Dwell option. However, if you use eye gaze to control the mouse cursor with constant control of its position, you may be able to use it with the website’s inbuilt Dwell option.

If using eyegazegames.com’s inbuilt Dwell option, you also have additional options. These allow you to change the animation between a Shrink or a Pie, change the Dwell time, and also to allow Repeating mode or not. Allowing Repeating mode means that you can keep selecting a button without moving off it, whilst keeping it Off means that you will have to look off the button and back to it, to select it again.

 

Other Input Devices – Controls/Options:

In addition to eye gaze, these options may also be compatible with other forms of mouse control, such as a standard mouse, a head mouse, a joystick mouse, and other assistive mice.

Othello is also compatible to play with switch access, gamepad, keyboard, or touch. If using switch access, the following options are available.

You can choose either 1 switch or 2 switch controls. If using 1 switch, you can choose the switch scan time for the auto scan. For both 1 and 2 switch modes, you can customise the keyboard inputs used for your switch input, to suit the switch interface you use..

If using 1 switch you press your switch to start a scan cycle through the four quarters of the board. It will scan each quarter that has one or more squares you could choose to place a piece in and also other onscreen buttons you may wish to select. Press your switch again to select the quarter of the board you wish to place your piece. Then, within the selected quarter, press your switch to scan through the available squares and press it again to select it and place your piece there.

For 2 switch controls, you manually press your second switch to do the scan cycle, instead.

Other games on the site have similar choices for controls and options to customise them. Play them for free at eyegazegames.com.

 

Othello is a new game on SpecialEffect’s website, eyegazegames.com. The site has a range of games you play in a browser that are created to be played using eye movement alone with an eye gaze camera. Other controls, such as touch, 1 or 2 switches, keyboard, gamepad, mouse, and assistive mice are also compatible.

In this video, we take a look at the controls used to play Othello and some of the options that can be used to customise these.

Information on the other games can be found on the GameAccess site using the Eye Gaze tag. Othello and other games can be played for free at https://eyegazegames.com/


Video by Cara Jessop

Music: Call It – Instrumental Version by dazeychain, from artlist.io.

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For more video examples of how developers have improved the motor accessibility of their games, please visit https://specialeffectdevkit.info/

Open Drive on eyegazegames.com | Eye Gaze Controls & Options Video

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Open Drive is a new game on the eye gaze games website in which you can drive around an open environment to simply explore or try making jumps and gather points to win trophies.

It can be played with eye movement alone when set up correctly with a compatible eye gaze camera.

The game has options which allow you to do this and customise how gameplay and menus are controlled to match how you want to play and how your eye gaze camera and its software works. In this video we will look at these options.

Whilst the eye gaze games website and Open Drive don’t use their own eye gaze software, they have been built to work with eye gaze cameras that can be used to control the mouse cursor. Therefore, you will need to use some Windows Control software that your eye gaze camera is compatible with. Often eye gaze cameras will come with some software that enables this.

There are two control modes in Open Drive and across eyegazegames.com to use alongside your mouse control. These are Classic and Precise.

Precise gives you direct and constant control of your vehicle. So, you look left and right onscreen and the vehicle follows your gaze. You look up to accelerate and down to brake and reverse. The orb onscreen shows where you are looking and represents the mouse cursor. Therefore, to use this method, you need to be able to have constant control of the mouse cursor position using your eye gaze camera. For instance, using Tobii’s TD Control software with a PCEye Camera, we would do this by changing the mode from Advanced to Simplified in the settings and choose to use the Continuous option by selecting this icon. With this mode on, as I look around the screen the mouse follows my gaze and therefore, in Open Drive, the vehicle follows this, giving me fine control over its steering. Precise Mode may also be suitable for players using other assistive mice where they have direct and constant control over a mouse cursor.

Classic Mode can also be used when in constant control of the mouse cursor, if players would prefer to control the turning of the vehicle separately from movement and allows us to control the vehicles steering incrementally using onscreen buttons, which we select with a left click or the game’s inbuilt Dwell.

Classic Mode is also an alternative control option for players who don’t have access to constant control of the mouse cursor or who may benefit from using eye gaze to move a mouse cursor in stages rather than constantly.

For instance, using TD Control’s Advanced mode with a PCEye camera we look somewhere onscreen and dwell briefly to move the cursor from its last location to here. If you want to make a selection or fine tune the cursor position, you can use the options that appear on screen. Using this with Open Drive, you can use its Continuous option to have access to just the left click. So here, I look at the onscreen buttons to change the way the vehicle is facing and when I am happy with the direction, I select the Forwards arrow to drive. To stop the vehicle and change direction I select the Steer button at the bottom. Classic Mode may also be suitable for players using other assistive mice where they have direct and constant control over a mouse cursor.

 

Eye Gaze Options:

For both Classic and Precise you are able to choose to use the inbuilt Dwell on the website. The inbuilt Dwell is most likely to be used by those who are playing using constant control of their mouse cursor position, rather than those who are moving it from one part of the screen to another in stages.

Using the inbuilt Dwell allows you to use a centralised Dwell on the buttons which can help with selection of a button for some and avoid the cursor drifting away from it. In Precise Mode, Dwell will be used to open and control menus and for Classic Mode this will also be used for selecting the onscreen gameplay buttons.

You are able to choose between two types of Dwell animation and also change the time before a Dwell Click is completed. If using the inbuilt Dwell option, the Repeating Mode is off by default, which means that to select the same button a second time, you will need to look away from it and back again. Changing this to Allow means you can keep dwelling on a button to repeatedly select it without looking away. Instead of using the inbuilt Dwell you can also use your own Dwell, Blink or Switch for Left Click instead to suit your preferences or eye gaze method.

Another option that will affect how you control your vehicle is by choosing different vehicles. A lower top speed will mean slower turning, whilst a higher one will make turning more responsive.

If you have any questions about using eye gaze with Open Drive, please get in touch with SpecialEffect.

 

Open Drive is a new game on SpecialEffect’s website, eyegazegames.com. You can drive and explore an open environment or tackle obstacles like jumps and loop the loops to gather points to win trophies. There is currently one zone available, with three more to be added in 2022. The game is currently in beta.

Open Drive can be played with eye movement alone when set up correctly with a compatible eye gaze camera. The game has options to enable it to be set up to work with your eye gaze camera and customise how you want to play. In this video we will look at these options.

Information on the other games can be found on this site using the Eye Gaze tag. Open Drive and other games can be played for free at https://eyegazegames.com/


Video by Cara Jessop

Music: Day Off by Aves, from artlist.io