Eye Gaze Technology


Eye Gaze is coming to Larkrise and will be in action from the 5th September 2014

Eyegaze is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with physical and cognitive barriers to communicate and interact with the world.
By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can have control their environment-for example turning a fan/lights or music on and off. Use a computer for pleasure, cause and effect/ the possibilities are endless.
The system can be used to generate speech either by typing a message or selecting pre-programmed phrases.
Eyegaze Systems are being used to write books, augment learning and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities all over the world.
Other uses for this amazing technology include the facilitation of Larkrise now has it’s own eyegaze system from Smartbox –a leader in this field.
We are excited about its potential and will update as we explore.

 

More Information

Click here for links to other websites that have further information on eye gaze.

Eye gaze cameras

Whether in the classroom, or in a 1-1 session in our Communications suite we have found that making sessions enjoyable is crucial to successful implementation. At Larkrise the range of eye gaze activities make learning a fun and motivating activity. 

Eye Control

Most of the software we use focuses on eye control – the idea that wherever you look on the screen things will happen. We aim to help students improve their eye gaze skills over time, improving accuracy for communication grids and, potentially, computer access. 

Eye Tracking

 Harnesses the power of eye tracking in the classroom. Essentially, this is where the technology is used to tell us where on the screen somebody is looking. This information can tell us a lot about the user:

  • Are the looking appropriately?
  • Are they engaged with the activity?
  • Do they respond to instructions?
  • Are they able to track words (evidence of reading skills)
  • Can they look at all areas of the screen?

 

Eye Gaze Software

We have an increasing number of software options for using eye gaze in tschool

  • Look to Learn – 40 activities that cover the whole of the learning curve
  • Sensory EyeFX – 30 activities focusing on early sensory interaction
  • Timocco – activities for improving eye gaze skills whilst having fun
  • Clicker 6 with Oxford Reading Tree – use eye tracking to help students improve literacy and reading skills
  • The Grid 2 – huge range of eye gaze resources plus the option to make your own. Also provides the first steps in AAC and computer control
  • Tobii Communicator 4 – offers a brilliant transition from choice making to alternative communication with eye gaze

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