Using Eyes to Write in Cursiveľ A Boon for Those Who are Paralyzed

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 28, 2012 at 7:44 AM Research News
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This is some good news from France for patients who have lost their ability to use their limbs.

A new technology has been developed by Dr. Jean Lorenceau of the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, which permits people to write in cursive by using only their eyes.
 Using Eyes to Write in Cursiveľ A Boon for Those Who are Paralyzed
Using Eyes to Write in Cursiveľ A Boon for Those Who are Paralyzed

This can be a blessing for victims of stroke, degenerative diseases and spinal injuries.

This system enables the users to write in cursive on a video monitor using only their eyes, translating eye movements into writing on a screen

The device employs eye motion-detection technology to translate these movements into smooth cursive writing, which is in complete control of the person.

"Maybe more important is the fact that cursive eye writing provides personal and creative means of expression," Lorenceau said.

"A training program could be helpful for children with oculomotor deficits, athletes and artists; and is therefore not necessarily exclusively to be used by patients unable to move their limbs. Although speculative, these ideas will be tested in the near future," he added.



Source: Medindia

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