Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet by the end of the year will receive support Eye Gaze in Alexa mode. This allows you to control the tablet with just your eyes. People with speech or tactile disabilities can independently launch certain applications on the device by simply looking at the screen and using their eyes to select what they want. For Amazon devices, this is the first experience with actively tracking users’ eyes.
The Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet with an 11-inch screen and a 2.2GHz MediaTek MTK8188J processor running Android 11 went on sale in May this year. Eye Gaze support for Alexa will roll out later this year. It builds on the previously implemented “Tap to Alexa” feature and actually duplicates many of its functions for launching applications based on touch recognition. But now you can start a video or turn on music, as well as perform a number of other actions, such as controlling the lighting or household appliances in a smart home system, without using your hands or voice commands, but with the help of your eyes alone.
According to Amazon, which debuted the Eye Gaze on Alexa feature at the Amazon Devices event yesterday, the company helped develop it with the help of disability experts. In other words: The company has done everything to ensure that these people can use the tablet as comfortably as possible.
When Eye Gaze on Alexa support rolls out on the Fire Max 11 tablet, eye control will be available to users in a very limited list of countries: the US, UK, Germany and Japan. You can expect this list to expand over time.
Another useful option on Amazon devices is an application for translating calls from one language to another. Calls and video calls are accompanied by subtitles, which will also be appreciated by the hearing impaired, as well as real-time audio translation into the selected language. Call translation support is available for Echo Show devices and the Alexa mobile app. It will be available in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain and Italy in more than 10 languages including English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese.