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EyeControl – Communication for locked-in patients

EyeControl

A voice to patients who cannot speak

EyeControl is a communication system for locked-in patients which transforms their eye movements into voice. Locked-in syndrome (LIS), also known as pseudocoma, is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for vertical eye movements and blinking. The individual is conscious and sufficiently intact cognitively to be able to communicate with eye movements.

 

Being a locked-in patient is an unbearable experience. EyeControl wanted

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Research Industrial design User experience design User interface design Mechanical engineering Design for production Prototyping

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Dreams Taking Shape

The Dream

To enable all locked-in patients to communicate with their friends and family, at a fraction of the cost of existing products.

The Outcome

A unique, low-cost but highly effective and ergonomic communication device, which changes the lives of the people who need it most.

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