Thanks to a company named Tobii Dynavox, which helped Ezekiel to paint. This company specialises in eye-tracking technology. A person needs to look at the screen and make eye movements to interact with the computer screen. The technology can be used to control a computer with your eyes instead of using a keyboard and mouse.
The research that is behind the creation of this technology is mind-boggling. The eye-tracker sends out “near infrared light” and the input for the computer is determined by the light that is reflected in the eyes. The tracker’s cameras detect the light that reflects back from the eyes to make calculations and understand the exact task the user wants to perform on the computer.
Ezekiel started to paint using the Eye Gaze technology in 2012 and her first artwork was inspired by Dan Millman’s book: “Peaceful Warrior”.
The technology aims to provide “individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities to live richer and more independent lives.” And a lot of focus is put on the accuracy of the eye-tracking device. For example, there are three ways someone can click something on the computer screen by using their eyes. Users would need to opt for one of the ways that they are most comfortable with.
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Someone can blink to click something on the screen or focus on a particular icon or area of the screen for a few extra milliseconds to perform a click. For those who are able to use a switch then they can gaze at an icon on the screen and simply perform the click by using the switch with their fingers.