Eye gaze study needs kids

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Child in wheelchair using eye gaze technology with a therapist
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Young children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy who have difficulty using their hands and have trouble speaking may learn to use eye-gaze technology to control a computer or tablet. Using a tablet or computer with an eye-gaze system can help children to produce speech, play games, draw, write, spell, do maths, read, access the internet, and control a TV, telephone and music.

Eye-gaze systems are a special camera attached to the bottom of a small computer. Nothing is attached to the child’s head or body. The camera tracks the child’s eye movements which in turn control the mouse on the tablet screen. The mouse is used to select items on the computer screen either by holding eye-gaze for a set amount of time or by blinking.

Researchers from Cerebral Palsy Alliance are running a study using eye-gaze technology with children aged 3 to 5 years. If you have a child who might benefit by using eye-gaze technology and you would like us to contact you for more information about taking part in the study, please click this link and we will contact you within 2 weeks: Click here to make contact with the researchers. We will be selecting a maximum of 10 children, who meet the inclusion criteria, to participate.

You may also like contact the researchers directly:

Dr Petra Karlsson

Ph: 02 9975 8908

Email: pkarlsson@cerebralpalsy.org.au

One year ago