On the 19 November Lifelites, the National children’s technology charity implemented Eyegaze technology at Keech Hospice Care in Luton. The revolutionary Eyegaze makes a computer accessible for disabled young people. Through a camera, Eyegaze allows them to track their eye movements enabling them to move the cursor around the screen. Children whose carers and families thought they were unable to communicate, can now do so with this magical technology – they can tell their carers what they would like to eat or drink and can even, for the first time, tell their parents that they love them.
There is a Lifelites project in all 49 baby and children’s hospices in the British Isles and Lifelites intend to roll out Eyegaze for as many children in hospices as possible. They are able to do this partly because of support from the Information Technologists’ Company in introducing this new technology to this unique audience. The hospices do not pay anything towards their Lifelites project and all of Lifelites’ work is funded by donations.
Further information can be found on the attached Lifelites press release.