Cerebral Palsy

The Eyegaze Edge allows users with CP to participate in everyday life, while adapting to user positioning and angle seamlessly.

About

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities impacting communication, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. Many children and adults with CP are currently using the Eyegaze Edge to participate in school, from kindergarten through college and in the workplace.

Eyegaze Edge® Features

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Simple Setup and 15-Second Calibration

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Eye Re-Aquisition in 1/30 Second

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Works at Many Different Angles

Usage

Using the Eyegaze Edge® with Cerebral Palsy

Individuals with CP are most successful when positioned and supported with proper wheelchair hardware. Taking into account the individual’s body movement, the Eyegaze Edge reacquires their eye in 1/30th of a second if they move out of the camera’s field of view and return. This reacquisition of the eye is so fast that the individual does not perceive it.
Pauline and Reggie are a loving couple taking control of their lives with the Eyegaze Edge®.

The eyes become a portal for basic communication.

The Eyegaze Edge is also able to accurately predict their gaze point at indirect angles to their face, meaning they can operate it even if they are leaning to the side, without changing the angle of the screen. For many individuals with CP this feature is extremely valuable, often eliminating the need to constantly re-position the screen or recalibrate the Eyegaze system.

A variety of eye movement problems are also often associated with CP, most commonly alternating strabismus. It may be necessary to partially patch one eye for accurate use. For those who have uncontrollable head motion beyond available wheelchair supports, they may not find Eyegaze operation always acceptable.

The eyes can be seen as an extension of the brain, and controlling them does not cause movement in other parts of the body once the user becomes relaxed. Because controlling the eyes does not elicit a movement response in the body, many people with CP are proficient Eyegaze users. Nancy Cleveland

RN, Medical Director

My son Jason is 16 years old and he has cerebral palsy… ‘Dad, I need you’ is one of the many things I hear on a daily basis that I never imagined I would hear. Today I couldn’t imagine a life without this device… They have given my son a platform to stand on that can lead him to his own independence.
Scott, California

Testimonials

What Users Say About Eyegaze

My arms and hands were deteriorating quite rapidly meaning I couldn’t work anymore. The Eyegaze saved my software engineering job. I can control a Mac and do everything with my eye that I used to do with my hands. I can respond to email, I can surf the web, and I can hold conversations…

Jim

Software Engineer, MIT

I can read books using Kindle, listen to music, email, surf the web, play games, and more. I am once again my old self. Without it I would be a prisoner in my body, with it I am the same smart guy I used to be, with the exception of being paralyzed.

Curt

Michigan

Thank you and everyone you work with. My son Jack is laying in his hospital bed right now using his Eyegaze to chat with his friends on Facebook, check his email, and he just posted on his web page… the nurses and doctors are amazed watching him do all of this with a breathing tube in his throat and about 20 other assorted lines attached to various parts of his body.

Al

Pennsylvania

My student does research on the Internet for the library, with the aid of her Eyegaze Communication System, and she loves it.

Mary Whitley

Service Coordinator, TCRC Alph Resource Connections Library

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10363 Democracy Lane
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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