Jimmy uses Eye Control to use his tablet.

Eye Control Named to Time Magazine’s List of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019

Today, TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun.

Xfinity X1 Eye Control is recognized by TIME as one of the Best Inventions of 2019. With eye control, Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.

Xfinity X1 Eye Control is a web based version of the X1 voice remote that makes it easy for people with disabilities to control the X1 TV experience right from their web browser with the assistive devices they already use, including:

  • Eye tracking 
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking 
  • Keyboard-only
  • Sip and Puff
  • Switch control

Eye Control also enables people with speech disabilities to type text commands instead of voice commands.

To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result: 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible. See the full list here.

We are proud to offer this feature to our Xfinity X1 customers as part of our commitment to making our products, services, and experiences accessible to widest possible audience, and opening new doors to independence for people with disabilities.

From TIME. © 2019 TIME USA LLC. All rights reserved. Used under license.