Unlocking the Mind
Wed, 22 September 2021
EyeGaze Edge is the world’s most advanced eye-driven tablet communication system. Sophisticated image processing software analyses the camera’s images 60 times each second and determines where the user is looking on the screen. Nothing is attached to the user’s head or body.
In this episode of Ablequest, presenter Elaine Wziontek interviews Nancy Cleveland (above), the Medical Director of LC Technologies and a member of the research and development team for the Eyegaze systems currently in use by people with disabilities. She has collected eye tracking data from hundreds of people over the past 25 years and continues to participate in the ongoing development of improved user interfaces.
Nancy's husband first developed Eye Gaze in the 1980s and its much-evolved current version is now available globally.
Nancy has since developed innovative methods to modify the eye tracking instrument to accommodate a wide variety of physiologic eye issues, expanding the percentage of the disabled population that can be served by the Eyegaze Edge system. She has presented Eyegaze in-services and workshops at over 100 institutions in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan and Kazakhstan.
Prior to work at LC Technologies, Nancy had over 10 years experience as an ER nurse in Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and several hospitals in Pennsylvania, 5 years as a Pennsylvania State Paramedic instructor, Head Nurse on an adolescent unit in a psychiatric hospital, and Training Lieutenant of a volunteer rescue squad.
Please note: due to Covid-19 restrictions this program is a repeat.
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