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EyeWriter [openFrameworks]

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EyeWriter is the latest project from the Graffiti Research LabopenFrameworksand The Ebeling Group: The EyeWriter. It is a low-cost eye-tracking apparatus + custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes.

The EyeWriter project is on ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people, who are suffering from ALS, with creative technologies. The project began in Los Angeles, Caifornia in 2009, when members of the GRLFATOF and TEG communities teamed-up with a legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, named Tony Quan, aka TEMPTONE.

The project is still in progress and you can follow the developments on twitter as well as this photo page for latest shots and here + here for latest videos.

COMPONENTS: cheap sunglasses, a micro CCD camera, IR LEDs, misc electrical hardware and electrical components, custom built application using openFrameworks, capture card, laptop, projector (optional) and wireless broadband USB sticks (optional).

THE TEAM: Zach LiebermanTony QuanChris SugrueTheo WatsonEvan RothJames Powderly and The Ebeling Group.

EyeWriter

  • Name

    cool… but it seems to overlap the gazetracker project… any difference? maybe combine efforts?

    cheers!

  • Name

    cool… but it seems to overlap the gazetracker project… any difference? maybe combine efforts?

    cheers!