A University College Dublin research facility uses smart technology to create tools that assist people with disabilities to communicate more freely.
PhD student and cerebral palsy patient Sapna communicates by controlling a computer program through sight. Cameras track her eye movements that function as a mouse.
Disabled participants use Eye Gaze Technology to play music for the first time.
Eye Gaze technology enables people with disabilities to express themselves freely. SMARTLab researchers also hope the gaming industry will adopt it to lower costs.
Credits: New Advances in Communications Technology for People with Disabilities at SMARTlab: The Science Squad
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This Science Squad episode looks at technology being developed by UCD’s SMARTLab Research Facility enabling disabled people who have lost or have limited use of speech and/or their limbs to use their eyes to speak and perform tasks such as playing music or operating computers.
Length: 10 minutes
Copyright date: ©2012
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