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Affordable eye tracking technology

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-03-15 12:36

About the solution

Luis was always interested in game programming and digital electronics, and when he met a tetraplegic classmate, he got inspired to channel his knowledge and skills towards him.

“Meeting him, and hearing about some testimonies of people with similar illnesses, made me realize that a lot of people with disabilities don’t have access to technology that help them overcome communication problems just because those systems are way too expensive. I also thought that it would be a good way to combine this new project with my older projects, such as playing my video game system with the eyes”, he explained.

His innovation – the Eyeboard – consists of an open source Human-Computer Interface that provides the user the ability to communicate with other people and interact with a computer using just their eyes, using Electrooculography. Luis built the full system into a set of glasses for less than US$300, putting easier communication within reach of users in developing countries.

When the inventor started searching for existing solutions, he realized they were too expensive.

“Human-Computer Interface that would provide the user the ability to communicate with other people and interact with a computer using just their eyes. The prototype of the monitoring system of bioelectrical signals I developed, could be built with as little as two hundred US dollars, while other similar biomedical systems available could cost a minimum of ten thousand dollars”, he expressed.

Luis launched a Kickstarter campaign to help him fund the project.

More info: http://www.intelsath.com/eyeboard.php

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2msjBcd

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About the author

Luis Cruz, born in Honduras, in 1994, lives in USA and invented an affordable eye tracking system for disabled people, the Eyeboard, in 2011.

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