There are many different communication devices available, such as magic writing slates, alphabet boards, picture boards, eye scanning boards, electronic devices with voice output, and even high-tech computerized devices. Careful examination of the features, benefits, and liabilities of each device is necessary and an individualized program must be developed to assure effective communication.
- DynaVox Systems, Inc. www.dynavoxsys.com
- EYEGAZE "Eye tracking from LC Technologies"
- EyeTech Digital Systems http://www.eyetechds.com
Pointing devices controlled by eye tracking used for research and as computer input devices for the disabled.
A personal computer augmentative communication aid software formerly known as "SpeakEasy"
- Gus Communications, Inc. http://www.gusinc.com
- The ERICA Eye-gaze System
- NaturalPoint SmartNAV3 AT
The Tobii C12 is an augmentative and assistive
communication (AAC) device. The device can be mounted for use at a desk,
on a wheelchair, in bed or anywhere suitable for the user with
disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis), spinal injuries, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Tobii C12 can be equipped with an eye control unit, the Tobii CEye, that makes it possible to control the device with your eyes only.
It takes only minutes to set up the Tobii CEye. Users do not need to do or wear anything they simply place themselves in front of the CEye-equipped device. After a fast one-time calibration no additional adjustments are needed. Designed and built by Tobii, the Tobii CEye eye tracker works flawlessly with compatible Tobii communication devices.
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