Eye-Gaze Technology

Eye-tracking systems allow patients to communicate with speech-generating devices

For Marianjoy patients with limited upper-extremity coordination, speech-generating devices can be used with eye-tracking technology. Users spell words and phrases using eye movement, which devices convert to synthesized speech.

Individuals with limited upper-extremity coordination and speech impairment who may benefit from eye-gaze technology include:
How does eye-gaze technology work?

Eye-tracking systems include a camera that continuously scans one of the user's eyes. In lieu of a mouse-click, software analyzes the images captured by the camera to determine at which exact point on the speech-generating device's screen the user is looking.

What are the advantages of eye-gaze technology?