Check out EyeWriter Version 2.0

by Mark R

Some of you might remember the story of Tony Quan, an LA Graffiti artist who lost his ability to perform his talent due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Technology helped him regain his talent with EyeWriter glasses connected to the CPU of a laptop. This EyeWriter enabled Tony to move his eyes, and special dual projectors create an image.

A recent update to EyeWriter was on display at the Cinekid festival. I have a video here after the jump so you can see it working.

You will note that the person has to have his or head braced in a very stationary place, and then the eye-trackers do their work. It looks like these people are using a keyboard, and then the robot arm with the marker “prints” it out.

Clearly, there is at least one terrific use for the EyeWriter. Just imagine if you were at your laptop, and all you had to do to click on something is just look at it. Just think of all the time you would save by shaving off those few seconds you use to go to your mouse.

Of course, if this technology were applied to computers now, it looks like you’d have to hold your head very still. The technology could be improved so your head would be tracked along with your eyes.

Eyewriter 2.0 / Livewriter Demo At Cinekid from Theo Watson on Vimeo.


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