Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Students Develop Computer Game Operated by Eye Movements for the Disabled

Students at Imperial College London have created an open source version of Pong that can be controlled with just eye movements.
This could allow people with severe mobility disabilities to play video games:
To play the game, the user wears special glasses containing an infrared light and a webcam that records the movement of one eye. The webcam is linked to a laptop where a computer program syncs the player’s eye movements to the game.[...]

One of the major benefits of the new technology is that it is inexpensive, using off-the-shelf hardware and costing approximately £25 to make. Eye movement systems that scientists currently use to study the brain and eye motion cost around £27,000, say the researchers.

You can view a video about the project at the link.

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