[Athen] Eye gaze technology (Colon, Nicolette)(Tamara Mariotti)

Eckelberry, Robin Robin.Eckelberry at ppcc.edu
Tue Jul 27 12:52:27 PDT 2021

Hi Loyal and Tamara,

Thank you both for your information!

Very helpful!


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Eye Tracking can be used with Dragon, however, drawing can be highly inaccurate and difficult, especially if you’re using it to draw intricate lines, curves, circles, etc. You can use eye tracking with drawing software such as paint that have “stencilized” or pre-programmed shapes that would assist with drawing.

I recommend looking into Tobii Tech for their external eye tracker that can be used with Windows Laptops (newer).

Eye strain…the more you use it, the better you can understand when to pause and rest etc. At first the user will likely feel as if they have to always stare at the computer screen. It definitely takes months of getting used to.

Reach out if you have any questions 😊

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This is not eye gaze, but if there is any movement of the head, you might be able to use this SmartNav Head Tracker which has worked well for people I have worked with and the cost is reasonable.

EyeGaze https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feyegaze.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7CLoyaltruong%40mines.edu%7Ca1a130a309e54b5805fd08d9513118f0%7C997209e009b346239a4d76afa44a675c%7C0%7C0%7C637630094173076540%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=0RlRvdma30IJ4%2B3hV67ySjnTOAHQsGw6m%2F2CyzdLPUM%3D&reserved=0 and other true eye gaze hardware/software have demos that you can try with the student to also bring them in on the trial of different options. The trials are typically free.

It is more about the access point to which the person requires, and if there is someone that can provide an assistive technology consultation, that might be the best way to know what might work for them. The Vocational Rehabilitation program in your state might be able to assist with that consultation.

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I haven't seen responses to this thread, but would also be interested in any information anyone can share. I'm anticipating a similar need. Thanks!



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Happy Monday!
What eye gaze technology would you recommend for students needing to complete higher levels of math and physics that include drawings?
Has any eye gaze technology been paired with Dragon Naturally Speaking so a student could use both voice and eye gaze?
Does the eye gaze technology cause eye strain, or no more than would looking at a computer screen without using it?

Thank you!

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