EyeTech Digital Systems is excited to collaborate with Mayo Clinic in the development of the OCAT, Oculo Cognitive Addition Test. Working in oculometrics where direct physiological signs of cognitive activity have been identified, the team of scientists at Mayo Clinic’s Aerospace Medicine & Vestibular Research Laboratory (AMVRL) developed OCAT which now enables researchers to quantify and detect alterations in cognitive and oculometric performance.
Administered using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset or on a standard laptop, OCAT works by showing a test subject one stimulus at a time in specific, seemingly random locations.
EyeTechDS Inc.’s eye tracker detects where the eye is focusing from one fixation point to the next. A normal test subject will show results of straight lines efficiently connecting one fixation point to another. In a patient with signs of impairment, these lines become altered due to changes in oculometric and cognitive performance.
Technology is changing everything from urgent medical diagnostics, how we interact with our screens (Smart Phone, PC, or TV) or monitoring our level of awareness and emotional state while driving our cars. EyeTechDS Inc. will demonstrate new ways of testing for concussions from the sidelines using a VR headset, how cars can read our cognitive and emotional state, and new ways to control our screens using our touch-free eye control technology.
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About EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc
Founded in 1996, EyeTech designs algorithms, hardware, and software for eye tracking systems used in speech devices which help paralyzed individuals communicate and control their computer hands-free using only eye movements. The technology is now being incorporated into emerging industrial and consumer applications in medical diagnostic solutions for neurological testing, simulation and training solutions, vehicle safety, security, gaming, wearable VR/AR solutions and more.
Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.1
Current scientific methods to quickly assess for a potential concussion include the King-Devick Test (K-D Test) of rapid number naming which requires eye movements as well as attention, language, concentration and other areas whose functions correlate with suboptimal brain function.2 Eye tracking technology combined with the K-D Test brings more quantitative tools to brain injury management.3 Utilizing EyeTechDS Inc. technology, the King-Devick Eye Tracking System’s real-time automated data measurement and visualizations of eye movements provides a detailed assessment of oculomotor function during performance of the King-Devick Test allowing for quantification of injury severity and recovery progression.4
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!