Practical Eye Tracking for Accessing Assistive Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43HD051067-01
Agency Tracking Number: HD051067
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: PHS2005-2
Small Business Information
INVOTEK, INC.
Invotek, Inc., 1026 Riverview Dr, Alma, AR, 72921
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 THOMAS JAKOBS
 (501) 632-4166
 TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG
Business Contact
 THOMAS JAKOBS
Phone: (479) 632-4166
Email: TJAKOBS@INVOTEK.ORG
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this research is to determine the feasibility of a unique eye-tracking concept for controlling assistive devices. This access method may be exceptionally tolerant of head movement and can theoretically determine where the eye is targeted on a computer display to within +/- 0.3 inches. It does not require active devices to be mounted to the user. The system combines a unique contact lens and infrared tracking system to measure where a person is looking. The mathematical approach is computationally simple and efficient, opening the possibility that the system will be reasonably priced for the target population. The proposed eye-tracking system is specifically designed to meet the technology access needs of persons who presently have few or no access options, such as individuals with high spinal-cord injuries, brainstem strokes, or those who are in the late stages of degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This is accomplished by developing a reasonably priced, practical eye-controlled access method for augmentative communication devices, environmental control units, and computers

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