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A New Cost-Efficient Device Helps Persons with Disabilities Communicate With Their Eyes

by Shirley Johanna on  July 9, 2015 at 12:27 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
A new low-cost communication device has been developed by a team of Israeli engineers that can help severely disabled people communicate with their eyes.

The device is accompanied by a software that allows the user to type by just looking at letters on a screen.
A New Cost-Efficient Device Helps Persons with Disabilities Communicate With Their Eyes
A New Cost-Efficient Device Helps Persons with Disabilities Communicate With Their Eyes
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The team is now raising funds on Indiegogo to sponsor the commercialization of the device into a real product.

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EyeControl uses an infrared camera that can track the movement of the pupil. It can be used to issue a general alarm, call up pre-written sentences and type original text letter-by-letter.

EyeControl designers have created a portable technology that allows for potentially life-saving computer free interaction, using existing technologies such as headphones, speakers and Bluetooth devices.

The device performs automatic calibration, as soon as the glasses are on. It currently works with English and Hebrew,more languages are soon to be integrated.

The developers hope to offer the device for around $250 as the currently existing systems cost closer to $5,000.

Source: Medindia
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