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 […]

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 […]

3 Ways Eye Tracking Technology Aids Autism Detection and Recovery

AutismEye tracking technology has become a tenet of assistive tech resources. Those people who could not communicate with the world, and also with the Internet, have been reconnected with loved ones and information alike.

 

But assisting is just one of the things eye tracking technology can do. It can also help to detect disabilities in these communities.

 

For example, eye tracking is becoming increasingly valuable as a tool for detecting autism. And it can do so more quickly than ever.

 

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 […]

5 Fascinating Uses for Eye Tracking Technology

Eye tracking1With so many uses for eye tracking technology these days, you may be wondering how we got here so quickly. But consider this: Just 15 years ago, few people were surfing the Internet with their touch screen-operated smartphone. It took several attempts to market this technology before it made its way to the hands of consumers.

 

Then, it took a few years of adoption before we became accustomed to conducting our online lives on the go. Now, it’s […]

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 […]

Eyegaze Edge Featured on BBC News: Technology Gives Power to Deal with Disability

Eyegaze Edge TalkerLC Technologies was featured recently in a BBC News article covering assistive technologies, which enable people with disabilities to live fuller, more productive lives.

 

According to the article, one in five people in Europe and America have a disability – that’s a billion people worldwide (from the World Health Organization). Since many are unable to work, the poverty rate of people with disabilities is about twice as high as the rest of the population.

 

BBC introduced readers […]