[NetBehaviour] [vel] EyeDraw project U Oregon (fwd)
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Subject: [vel] EyeDraw project U Oregon
While looking for a friend's email address I ran across this project.
EyeDraw is a research project at the University of Oregon that enables
users to draw pictures solely with the use of their eyes. The project started in
the summer of 2003.
An eye tracker is used to detect eye movements and that data is
interpreted by the application in order to allow users to click on buttons, choose
starting and ending points, and save and retrieve drawings.
The picture to the right shows an early version of EyeDraw and a drawing
created by one of its developers. The challenge is to provide an intuitive and
plausible way for users to intentionally place shapes on the canvas. This
requires the program to distinguish between when a user is "looking" and when
they are "drawing."
The Target Group:
EyeDraw is being designed for children and teenagers with severe
mobility impairments. Although other software exists for them to type and read, a
drawing program will be new for these users.
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An executable and source code are available for free download.
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