Enable

Established: December 17, 2014

EyeTrackingMain_144The Enable group focuses on creating technologies to help restore capabilities to people living with disabilities.

Our team is best described through our goals: to help empower people living with disabilities such as working with Team Gleason’s No White Flags project.

We take an ‘all in’ approach and a hacker mentality towards solving these problems.

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2017

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AACrobat CSCW 2017 slides

February 2017

Slides presented at the ACM CSCW 2017 conference on the AACrobat system.

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Study Participation Opportunities

Established: July 5, 2016

If you use AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) technology to communicate, you may be interested in contributing data to the Microsoft Research AAC Corpus Project. The purpose of this project is to create an anonymized public corpus of text generated using AAC devices. Creating such a corpus is important for advancing the state of the art of assistive communications devices - with more realistic corpora, researchers may be able to create better word prediction and…

Hands-Free Keyboard

Established: March 24, 2015

The Hands-Free keyboard is a project to enable people who are unable to speak or use a physical keyboard to communicate using only their eyes. Our initial prototypes are based around an on screen qwerty keyboard very similar to the 'taptip' keyboard built into Windows 8 which has been extended to response to eye gaze input from a sensor bar like the Tobii EyeX. Our goal is to improve communication speed by 25% compared to experienced…

Eye Controlled Wheelchair

Established: December 15, 2014

We envision using Eye Gaze technology to bring independent mobility to people living with disabilities who are unable to use a joystick. This project was initiated during the Summer 2014 Hackathon.  During the Hackathon, Steve Gleason came to campus and challenged us with his vision of 'until there is a cure for ALS, technology can be the cure'.  He asked us to think on how we could improve three aspects of his…