Tobii, a company that's working with SteelSeries on the Sentry eye-tracking device, has announced that the SteelSeries Sentry will be available in January, shortly after demonstrating it at CES.
The SteelSeries Sentry is a device that you mount on top of your monitor that can track the movement and behavior of your eyes. It works in combination with specialized software to gather data about how you use your eyes in order to help you figure out whether your behavior is optimal for the game you're playing, or whether you're doing it all wrong. You might, for example, be missing a number of visual in-game cues, which leads to a sub-optimal performance.
The feedback on your eye movement behavior is also returned in real-time. Considering this, we're curious, actually, whether tournaments will put regulations in place against using these technologies. We might see them only being used during practices.
Of course, the main audience that SteelSeries is targeting with the Sentry are professional gamers. It might help casual gamers improve more than professional gamers, but it really suits pro gamers who need that extra edge in order to win tournaments.
There is no word on an exact release date yet, nor do we know what it will cost.