Tel Aviv, Israel—A new wearable device called EyeControl aims to give a voice to those who are unable to communicate by allowing them to speak using their eyes.
How it works
EyeControl is an infrared camera connected to a simple glasses frame that communicates with a credit-card sized computer. The computer identifies and translates the user’s blinks and eye movements into commands, which will output sound to earphones and to a speaker.
The device has three modes that can help the user communicate:
• An alert sound to call for assistance
• Various predefined sentences, such as “I’m cold” or “My hand hurts”
• Compose sentences similar to SMS messaging