Help From Our Headquarters to Your Home


I was so impressed last month at the following sight: Several of our Eyegaze team members stayed after hours in our Virginia headquarters to help an Eyegaze Edge user remotely connect to her communication device in Panama. It was inspiring to see engineers, eye tracking researchers and clinicians put their heads together to walk her family through the steps to help her get connected to Eyegaze communication! It was this same week that I learned that we […]

ALS and Communication

Many Eyegaze Edge users are People with ALS (PALS). These individuals have specific communication needs and abilities that change over time. Let’s discuss a few factors to consider when looking for the right assistive technology to help.

For PALS, we may see changes generally in the areas of respiration (breathing), resonance (sound), articulation (clarity) and phonation (voice). Specific changes may include decreases in the ability to move the oral and laryngeal musculature, sustain phonation with adequate breath support, and may result […]

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month!

How does the Eyegaze Edge speech generating device improve communication in the home?

Families who come to LC Technologies Inc. for eye gaze communication solutions come to us as they are experiencing communication declines in the home with their loved ones. Since communication is a shared activity, not only do these declines impact the individual who has lost their voice, but greatly impact relationships with family members, caregivers and friends as well.
With declines in speaking ability before receiving […]

Hot topics: Voice Banking—What is it?

A current hot topic in the assistive technology arena is voice banking. Voice banking is the process of digitally saving your voice for future use on a speech generating device (SGD). Individuals who may lose their voice due to motor neuron disease or ALS can consider saving their voice before it is gone. This way, when they eventually lose their natural speaking voice, they can communicate on their SGD using a synthesized voice that sounds much like their own. […]

Measuring success at my first ATIA Conference with LC Technologies

It was the middle of winter and I was headed from freezing Virginia to sunny Florida! Not only was this my first time attending the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association’s (ATIA) conference, but I was in charge of leading LC Technologies team in demonstrating the Eyegaze Edge® and educating professionals and families on Eyegaze communication technology.

As an organization, ATIA’s mission is to “serve as a collective voice of the assistive technology industry to help ensure that the best products […]

How the Eyegaze Edge and Eye Follower Track Eye Movements

You are probably familiar with eye tracking technology from the widespread attention this innovation has received in recent years. You may even have some understanding of how this complex technology works to provide important data for research and to provide a means of communication for those who are unable to speak.

However, much more is going on when an eye tracking system “watches” your eyes. Yes, there’s more than meets the eyeHow the eyegaze edge tracks eye movements behind this fascinating technology, […]

Why People Love Our EAS Eye Tracking Devices

As more and more people realize how insightful eye-tracking technology is, products like our Edge Analysis System (EAS) Eye Trackers are becoming increasingly popular. LC Technologies offers ourWhy people love our EAS eye tracking devices 600 Series as either a binocular or monocular eye-tracking system.
While the monocular system uses one camera to track one eye, the binocular system measures the gaze position of both eyes with two separate cameras. Both systems offer low cost, reliability and consistent accuracy.
Here are […]

4 Ways Eye Tracking Technology is Improving Lives

Thanks to successful charitable campaigns, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser for ALS, eye tracking technology is getting more attention now than ever before. Besides assisting people who 4 ways eye tracking is improving liveshave ALS, eye tracking technology is being put to use is many more amazing ways. Here are just a few:

1. Eye tracking tests can help medical professionals diagnose concussions with improved accuracy and speed. Numerous studies on mild traumatic brain injury suggest that the shearing of […]

Eye Tracking Technology is Improving Lives for ALS Patients

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Steve Gleason

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. These motor neurons basically control the muscles throughout the body, and the progressive degeneration of them eventually leads to the death of ALS patients.

 

In the first stages of ALS, patients begin to lose control of their muscle movements as their motor neurons die. In later stages of the disease, […]

Eye Tracking: What It Is and Why It Matters

Eyegaze EdgeEye tracking is the growing field of monitoring what people do with their eyes, including what they choose to look at, how their eyes move, how their visual activities behave. Eye tracking devices are the instruments that measure our eye behavior. For example, they measure the directions that our eyes are pointed and predict our gaze points, that is, the locations of the objects that we look at.

 

Many eye tracking devices are based on video cameras that observe […]