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 […]

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 […]

4 Reasons the Eyegaze Edge Is Edging Out the Competition

FlexbilityWhen it comes to eye tracking technology, LC Technologies has all of your needs covered, from assistive technology to eye gaze research. Whether you choose our Eyegaze Edge Tablet, Eyegaze Edge Desktop, or Eyegaze Edge Talker, we’re sure you will agree that our eye tracking devices are a cut above the competition.

 

1. No matter which version you choose – tablet, desktop, or talker – all Eyegaze units include top-of-the-line features such as speech synthesis, a keyboard communication program, our phrases quick […]

These Disorders Can Benefit from Eyegaze Edge Technology

Cerebral Palsy
Many disorders affect people on a daily basis. From walking and driving to things we take for granted, like eating and entertaining ourselves, people with disabilities face challenges every day.

 

Technology like our Eyegaze Edge can help people meet these challenges head-on. The Eyegaze Edge, an eye-controlled communication and control system, uses the pupil-center/corneal-reflection method to determine where the user is looking on the screen. Here’s how it works:

 

An infrared-sensitive video camera, mounted beneath the system’s screen, takes 60 […]

Eye Tracking to Improve Airport Security

PlaneAs the weather gets warmer, more travelers will be hitting the airways for vacations and visits to friends and families. Thankfully, eye tracking technology is making strides to keep us safer as we fly. According to FCW, a publication covering the federal technology and business sectors, eye tracking technology can provide insight that could lead to safer airports.

 

Top federal research lab Sandia recently harvested airport security checkpoint imaging data from the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) routine operations and used it to […]

Eye Tracking Technology Lends a Hand to Tech Giants’ Legal Battle

MicrosoftLately we have heard a great deal about Apple’s battle with the FBI over privacy and data encryption. However, just a couple of years ago, two other tech giants were battling it out in the public eye – and eye tracking technology played a crucial part in the case.

 

In fact, eye tracking technology was called in to “testify” in a heated antitrust case. The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP) commissioned an eye tracking study to show how Google […]

This Jogger Didn’t Let ALS Keep Her from Completing a Marathon

MarathonAs next month’s Boston Marathon approaches, those in the assistive technology community remember an amazing race run just a couple of years ago. This race was special not just because the participants completed the daunting 26.2 miles, but also because one of the marathoners has ALS.

 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects around 30,000 Americans at any given time. Because the disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, people with ALS are […]

Do You Know How Eye Tracking Benefits Society?

AssistiveTechnologyIs eye tracking a technology that benefits people living with disabilities, by serving as their “voice” in their professional and private lives? Or is eye tracking technology a powerful marketing tool, allowing professionals to create better, clearer websites?

 

Eye tracking technology is both of these things, and so much more. Below, we cover four ways eye tracking is being applied across multiple industries and disciplines:

 

1. Eye tracking helps researchers determine the effectiveness of anti-smoking legislation. Did you know that Australians […]

3 Amazing Objectives Eye Tracking Technology Can Achieve

Eye tracking researchEye tracking technology has numerous applications, from entertainment to marketing research to assistive technologies. In fact, recent advances in the industry point to a future where few of our lives won’t be touched by eye tracking in some way.

 

Perhaps the most meaningful applications relate to medical diagnoses and treatment. Here are three wonderful uses for of eye tracking technology.

 

1. Eye tracking technology allows people with ALS to live fuller lives.

 

Patients with mobility-limiting diseases, such as ALS, can […]