BEIJING, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm, the world magnate in mobile chips has invested in 7invensun, a Chinese company which is committed to eye-tracking and eye-control techniques with independent intellectual property rights.
Qualcomm, as a technology-oriented investor, tends to explore entrepreneurial teams that can solve technical problems in a certain field, and brings about orderly development of the entire industry.
In recent years, Qualcomm has shifted investment from mobile Internet to frontier science and technology. Perhaps that's why 7invensun has obtained Qualcomm's investment for three consecutive years, starting in 2014. 7invensun which is China's first technology company that is committed to eye-tracking and movement control technology and has unremittingly focused on upgrading and optimizing the human-computer interaction experience of all terminal equipment.
7invensun, founded in 2009 and located in Zhongguancun, the silicon valley of China, owns core independent intellectual property rights of its eye-tracking technology. 7invensun's founder & CEO Huang Tongbing has an aerospace background, which has led him to develop the eye-tracking technology and found 7invensun. Aircraft pilots need to perform multiple maneuvers during flight, but as there are more maneuvers to preform this increases the risks, traditionally looking over at an instrument panel is not as accurate and fast, so eye-tracking is expected to become an important human-computer interaction technology for the next generation of aircraft. This is where Qualcomm developed an interest, 7invensun brought together a group of excellent and innovative computer and vision experts, including doctors from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University, who are committed to creating a unique and original technology company in China.
Over the past a few years from 2014 when 7invensun obtained Qualcomm's risk investment, 7invensun's Almighty Eye series of eye-control and head-control devices for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) have been highly praised by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and high paraplegia patients, and have helped over 10,000 patients recover communication ability through an eye-tracking typing method. In the future, 7invensun and Qualcomm together will use eye-tracking technology to help more people with assisted eye-tracking methods.
Facing opportunities and the future, 7invensun is seeking partners worldwide interested in eye-tracking technology to co-develop an eye-tracking technology ecosystem and enable more ordinary consumers to experience of convenience brought by the eye-tracking technology. 7invensun's vision is the same as its slogan: Connect the world with your eyes!
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