January 5, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc has partnered with Quantum Rehab to bring eye controlled wheel chairs to individuals who are unable to use hand controls. A live demo will be on display at the Tech West, Sands Halls A-D at EyeTech's booth# 43372 during the CES 2017 expo.
EyeTech's eye tracking technology mounts directly to a tablet PC and allows the user to control the entire computer using eye movements. The system then mounts to the wheelchair. An eye control driving app gives the user the ability to drive hands-free. The driving controls are overlaid on the scene camera video giving the functionality of a heads up display. Simply looking at the driving controls activates them to control the basic directions and movements of the chair.
Eye Tracking in Sunlight and Brightly Lit Rooms - No Problem with the new EyeTech TM5 mini eye tracker
FINALLY!! Someone heard my plea. I have been searching desperately to find a speech generating device that was small, fast, and was not affected by light. After trying several possibilities, I was left with using either switch scanning, morse code, or other low tech options. None of the cameras used for eye tracking worked outside or in variable lighting.
When I used the Eyetech TM5 mini outdoors for the first time, I was amazed how well it worked. Even the accuracy seemed much improved over my previous camera. I also used it in my family room in the late afternoon where I was always having a problem with too much sun and reflection. Now I no longer need blinds, curtains, or pillows in the window. My caregivers thank you!