= low-cost, eye-tracking glasses & free, open-source software that allows writers and artists with paralysis to draw and communicate using only their eyes
"The EyeWriter project is a collaborative effort using creativity and technology to empower people who suffer from paralysis. The EyeWriter is low-cost, eye-tracking glasses & free, open-source software that allows writers and artists with paralysis to draw and communicate using only their eyes.
The EyeWriter provides low-cost, DIY hardware and FREE software for anyone suffering from paralysis caused from ALS, stroke, neuromuscular disease, spinal cord damage or injuries sustained in war. The EyeWriter allows people the freedom to once again establish their artistic selves & communicate again using only their eyes!
Our project was born from the needs and desires of artists and writers who had lost the physical ability to express their natural creative skills. While there are products that already exist to help patients communicate, they are extremely expensive, heavy and very difficult to acquire through health insurance or Medicaid.
What we discovered was that we could offer the basic freedom of communication, at next to no cost, to all people who live without the use of their hands for any multitude of reasons from degenerative disease to traumatic injury." (http://www.refresheverything.com/eyewriter)