More and more people are benefitting from eye tracking technology whether they are living with paralysis or debilitating diseases. Our Eyegaze Edge® is the world’s most advanced eye-driven tablet communication system. It is internationally trusted, locally loved and continues to be the device of choice by locked-in users and their SLPs. Read on to learn how the Eyegaze Edge® is changing the lives of people who live with disabilities.
Children and adults with MD, SMA, and Werdnig-Hoffman can benefit from the ease of positioning of the Eyegaze Edge®. Because the Eyegaze Edge® works accurately in any position, users with these diseases find it very comfortable to use. Children with SMA as young as 15 months are able to use the Eyegaze Edge® effectively.
Quadriplegia resulting from spinal cord injury is another disability that can be aided by the Eyegaze Edge®. The system is often an excellent tool for people who are ventilator-dependent and quadriplegic, especially if they are non-verbal. It is also being used by some people with spinal cord injuries who are verbal, or who are able to move their heads, but find direct-selection with the eyes a faster and easier method of computer access than alternative methods of row/column scanning, voice control, or mouth or unicorn sticks.
Many children and adults with cerebral palsy are currently using the Eyegaze Edge® to participate in school, from kindergarten through college, and in the workplace. Because controlling the eyes does not elicit a movement response in the body, many people with CP are proficient Eyegaze Edge® users. The eyes are a part of the brain, and controlling them does not cause movement in other parts of the body once the user becomes relaxed.