Computer devices use eye-tracking technology to help students speak

03/10/2010 | Repository (Canton, Ohio), The

An Ohio school for children with special needs is helping students who are unable to speak communicate through computers that utilize eye tracking to allow users to make visual selections on a computer screen. The specialized Tobii computers generate speech through the user's selection of a word or phrase with their eyes. "We are still learning how we can best use the equipment with our students," a speech-language pathologist at the school said. "It is exciting to be able to open up the possibility of enabling our students to communicate."

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