A New Twist on Google’s Glass- Computer Controlled with Your Eyes

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Paralyzed Father with ALS Inspires Son to Invent Eye Tracking System to Control Computers


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Google introduced its wearable computer augmented reality concept Google Glass this week to developers. Videos show ability to record real time video, GPS for directions, weather reports and connection to social media. Now, imagine using only your eyes to control your computer.

BLiNK Eye Tracking Technology was created by Devon Greco in response to his ALS-stricken father’s limitation of interaction with his family. The muscular paralysis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) left his father with only the ability to communicate through eye movement and an $18,000 computer. Greco knew there was a better way and using his imagination and electrical engineering background, conjured up a device that would allow millions of people like his father to communicate with, low-cost, hands-free, wireless, eye-tracking technology.

BLiNK will start shipping to customers in time for the 2012 holidays. At just under $200, BLiNK is positioned at a price point that is affordable. “Since BLiNK was announced, just a few days ago, I have been receiving many e-mails from people who are desperate for a solution like BLiNK. I can’t wait to get it into the hands of people who need it; I’m really excited about launching BLiNK,” says Greco.

BLiNK contains a tiny camera and invisible light that tracks where a person’s eyes are looking. A short pause or blink of an eye signals an action that is akin to clicking a mouse or tapping a keyboard. The patent pending design is the first-of-its-kind eye gaze device that is comfortable, lightweight, and can be used with any pair of glasses. Unlike any other eye tracking device, BLiNK is small and portable enough to easily fit in a shirt pocket.

“I really enjoyed designing BLiNK. Getting all the systems working together was not easy but the hard work finally paid off. My father kept me inspired and so did the millions of people that I know who can appreciate a better quality of life with BLiNK,” Greco says.

BLiNK will soon go live on one of the popular Crowdfunding websites to raise funds needed for initial production. Although BLiNK is useful to every computer user, Greco is most excited with the humanitarian benefits this system will bring to people. “While we are excited about the change that BLiNK will bring to the average computer user, the ability to provide this life-changing device to potentially millions impacted by catastrophic injury or disease is what really makes this type of technology worthwhile for me,” says Greco.

Communication and Mobility Systems, LLC (CMS) was founded in 2011 and is located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. CMS is committed to leading the advancement of eye tracking technology. The company’s first market-based product is BLiNK—a hands-free, wireless eye-tracking device for controlling tablets and computers via eye movement. For more information on BLiNK and its launch, please visit at http://www.blinktracker.com

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