Thanks to eye tracking technology like our Eyegaze Edge®, the eyes can become a portal for basic communication for those living with a wide range of debilitating diseases. People who have suffered a spinal cord injury are among those who can greatly benefit from the Eyegaze Edge®. In fact, quadriplegia resulting from spinal cord injury presents no limitations for Eyegaze Edge® operation.
The Eyegaze Edge® works in a way that is simple, yet amazing. First, a special eye tracking camera mounted below the Eyegaze Edge screen observes the user’s eyes. Then, sophisticated image processing software analyzes the camera’s images many times each second and determines where the user is looking on the screen. All of this occurs with nothing attached to the user’s head or body.
People who use an Eyegaze Edge® can manipulate computers more quickly and generate speech (for non-verbal users). They are able to perform these tasks with low eye fatigue and no dependence on head movement. The Eyegaze Edge® literally changes the lives of those living with debilitating diseases.
Often, those who have had a spinal cord injury have a tracheostomy. This procedure leaves individuals without the ability to speak, which can cause frustration and distress. When the user’s receptive language and cognitive abilities are intact, the eyes can become a portal for basic communication and a method to navigate the internet and functions of a computer. As you can see, the Eyegaze Edge® greatly increases communication and quality of life.
Each and every day, Eyegaze Edge® users are prolonging their ability to work and communicate, making life a fuller and richer experience. Please get in touch to learn more about how an Eyegaze Edge® system can help you or someone you know.