In November 2011, Dr Mick Donegan visited Daniel to set up a gaze-controlled remote control for the television in his room at St Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Using a remote is a daily practice that most of us take for granted, but for those with limited physical movement, changing a channel can simply be impossible. This video demonstrates how eye-gaze technology can be applied to everyday functionalities.
Dr Mick Donegan is a specialist in leading-edge technologies to enhance communication, rehabilitation, creativity and leisure for people with even the most severe disabilities. He is a world leader in investigating the use of gaze control for people with physical disabilities and has co-written the recently published Gaze Interaction and Applications of Eye Tracking: Advances in Assistive Technologies (published by IGI Global).