Communicate with the world using the power of your eyes

 

The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can generate speech either by typing a message or selecting pre-programmed phrases. Eyegaze Edge Systems are being used to write books, attend school and enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities all over the world.

Unique Features of the Eyegaze Edge
  • Highly accurate – predicts a user’s gaze point to within 1/4 inch or less.
  • Not tiring – programs & hardware are designed to reduce or eliminate visual fatigue associated with eye-controlled systems.
  • Fastest input -activation time is user-determined and can respond in as little as 1/10 of a second.
  • Comfortable – a user can operate from any position, including side-lying or with the head tilted, without tilting the screen.
  • Works with most eye variations – including extremely large or small pupils, nystagmus, or irregularly shaped pupils.
  • Handles ptosis (drooping) of the eyelid – entire pupil does not need to be visible.
  • Adjustable camera – the Eyegaze Edge can be positioned high or low with a focus range of 16 inches to 30 inches.
  • Works in low light – will even track mostuser’s eyes in the dark.
  • Provides off angle tracking – the user does not need to be parallel to the screen.
  • Tracks through lenses – works with eyeglasses and most contacts.
Who's using the Eyegaze Edge?
Eyegaze Edge users include adults and children with:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Locked-in Syndrome (brainstem stroke)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • SMA (Spinal muscular atrophy, Werdnig-Hoffman syndrome)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
How does the Eyegaze Edge work?
A specialized video camera mounted below the Eyegaze Edge screen observes one of the user’s eyes. Sophisticated image processing software in the system analyzes the camera’s images 60 times each second and determines where the user is looking on the screen. Nothing is attached to the user’s head or body.

A 15 second calibration procedure is required to set up the system for a particular user. To calibrate, the user looks at a small circles as it moves around the screen. There is no need to recalibrate if the user moves away from the screen and returns later.

A user operates the system by looking at rectangular “keys” or cells that are displayed on the control screen. To “press” a key, the user looks at the key for a specified period of time. The gaze duration required to visually activate a key, typically about ½ second, can be adjusted by the user. An array of menu keys and exit keys allow the user to navigate the Eyegaze programs independently.

Customizing the Eyegaze Edge
The Eyegaze programs have many adjustable parameters. The gaze duration, phrases and appliance labels, for example, can all be easily changed. An assistant or caregiver may edit the text or change data values through the ECS Settings program. The optional Grid 2 program enables the user to create his own custom communication screens, which can be stored for continued use. Grids can be designed with pictures or text with any sized cell and offers features such as Kindle, Facebook, Internet and television control.
Optional programs enable users to:
  • Operated lights and appliances remotely
  • Control infrared devices such as televisions and stereos
  • Surf the Web and send emails
  • Wirelessly control his own PC or Mac, using the Computer Access program’s on-screen keyboard and mouse
  • Store and play music
  • Organize photos and home movies and view them
  • Read books in Kindle
  • Watch YouTube videos
  • Use a word processor
  • Update their Facebook Page
All Eyegaze units include
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Keyboard communication program
  • Phrases quick communication program
  • Adjustable table mount
  • Settings program, Teach program
  • Alternative keyboard
  • Full one-year warranty and phone support
  • On-site installation & three-hours training
  • Software updates

Eyegaze Edge Tablet

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  • One-piece unit combines processor and display in a small 5-pound package. (size: 12-1/2″ x 9″ x 3/4″)
  • Adjustable monitor arm with camera bracket
  • High-speed infrared sensitive camera and lens
  • Touch Pen and keyboard
  • Eyegaze communication software

Eyegaze Edge Desktop

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  • Eyegaze image processing unit (size: 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ x 2″)
  • 15” LCD flat panel monitor
  • Adjustable monitor arm with camera bracket
  • High-speed infrared sensitive camera and lens
  • Keyboard
  • Eyegaze communication software
grid showcase Screens come in both colorful and dark, giving the user the ability to decide between varying lighting conditions!
grid showcase 2 Screens can be customized or adjusted for the user. This hands on approach gives the user complete control!
With the Eyegaze Edge System a user can:
  • Create, store, and use unique messages
  • Send and receive emails
  • Browse the web
  • Listen to music
  • Control a television and other IR-controlled devices
  • Read a book in Kindle
  • Watch videos on Youtube
  • Access Facebook

  • Control the Windows Desktop
  • Operate a word processor
  • Use a calculator
  • Manage contacts
  • Skype

Popular Options:

1. The EyeWorld Bundle

The EyeWorld Bundle:

The EyeWorld Bundle is an optional program that can be customized to suit the user. Screens can be created using keys (cells) of any size, changing colors, adding pictures, linking pages and adding commands. The Grid 2 allows people with limited or unclear speech to use a computer as a voice output communication aid, using symbols or text to build sentences. You can send and receive email and SMS messages, browse the web, listen to music… and more too!

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2. Computer Access Program

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For years, our Eyegaze Edge eye tracking technology has freed those who are unable to control their body movement or speak. Now we’re delivering even more freedom with the Eyegaze Edge Link, a new device that creates a plug-and-play connection between your Eyegaze Edge system and any system controlled by a USB keyboard and mouse.

The Eyegaze Edge Link is a pair of USB devices that look like normal flash drives. Simply plug one into your Eyegaze Edge system, and plug the other into the computer or device you’d like to control. You’re connected! We’ve eliminated the connecting cables, the SKeys program, the SerialKeysX program, the USB to Serial converters, the software configuration….and all the time lost to configuring the various pieces.

The Edge Link turns the Eyegaze Edge into wireless peripheral keyboard and mouse interface to any Windows or Mac computer or any other device which can be controlled with a USB keyboard and mouse.  Typed text appears simultaneously on the screens of both the Eyegaze and the device being controlled.

Now you can use your Eyegaze on multiple devices by simply moving the Link. Any device that uses a USB keyboard and mouse can be controlled using the PC Access function in your Eyegaze Edge, including Microsoft Windows systems, Apple Mac systems, Linux systems, and more.

The Eyegaze Edge Link is available as an upgrade for any current Eyegaze Edge user or as an option with the purchase of a new Eyegaze Edge system. We have the technology to expand your world!

Patent Pending

3. Lights and Appliances Program
Includes X-10 computer-controlled switching equipment, provides Eyegaze control of lights and appliances anywhere in the home or office. No special house wiring is necessary. The user turns appliances on and off by looking at a bank of switches displayed on the screen.
4. Eye Mouse Program
Enables users to control off-the-shelf Windows programs directly on the Eyegaze desktop screen. Off-screen mouse control keys provide full mouse functionality.
5. Infrared Remote
The USB-UIRT, along with the Grid 2, allows your PC to both receive and transmit infrared signals — exactly like those used by the collection of remote controls you’ve acquired for your TV, VCR, Audio System, etc.
6. Language Options

Eyegaze Edge available languages:

One language is available at no charge.

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Turkish
  • Russian
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

Grid 2  Available Languages:

One language is available at no charge.

  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swedish
Partial translations of The Grid 2 are available for the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Russian
Disclaimer
  • Options vary by country
  • Additional time and custom work is subject to charge
  • There may be an additional charge for travel
  • There may be an additional charge for shipping and handling
  • Additional languages can be purchased for multi-lingual use.

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