- 17/07/2014 at 18:58 #1392AdrianParticipant
Can eyeX be used in metro interface? So we can interact with all apps from there?18/07/2014 at 08:33 #1394AndersParticipant
It is not possible to access the EyeX Engine from a Windows Store app. Microsoft has done their best to ensure that the Windows Store environment is isolated from the underlying OS, and they have done a thorough job — not even the Kinect can get through. To be honest, Windows 8 does provide some options for connecting to custom hardware from Windows Store apps, but none that we have found attractive or useful enough to pursue. We still hope that the overly strict isolation rules will be relaxed in future versions of Windows.
On the other hand, it is possible to reach into the Windows Store environment from “below”, if your application is running with special privileges. That is what we do with our EyeX for Windows software, for example, which provides eye-gaze interaction to the entire Windows environment including Windows Store apps. My recommendation: don’t do that unless you absolutely have to.18/07/2014 at 15:34 #1397AdrianParticipant
I understand, thanks for the reply.30/07/2014 at 08:53 #1443Cheng GuoParticipant
I wrote an app which (with sepcial privileges) can overlay on top of the metro interface to provide a little red dot to show where the user is staring at. If you are interested, let me know.
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