Eye-controlled computer for speech impaired
Working with medical researchers to bring relief to speech impaired.
Doctors and researchers have for many years been looking for ways to help speech impaired patients suffering from the debilitating effects of accident or illnesses, such as stroke.
Recent advances have brought limited relief by making basic communication easier through the use of computers, which convert text into speech. But many of these tech advances leave a lot to be desired in terms of sound quality, functionality and accessibility. Until now, that is.
ÅF has worked with the Swedish company Tobii to create a new communication aid, which can be controlled with the eyes. Instead of using traditional keyboard and mouse, eye movements are used to control the pointer and to enter text on a virtual screen keyboard.
ÅF has also worked to refine the sound quality in a new generation of well-designed communication aids optimized for speech.