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25 weeks 4 days ago

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Ask Me Anything about Living with ALS this Tuesday
Anonymous (not verified)
27 weeks 1 day ago

Thanks so much for doing the AMA. I will be donating to your organization now!

Ask Me Anything about Living with ALS this Tuesday
JeffKang (not verified)
27 weeks 2 days ago

I have a motor disability, so I try to track any upcoming assistive programs.

A program called Gazespeaker was released just recently. It’s an open source accessibility program for controlling the computer with an eye tracker.

Some of the functionalities that are listed on its website include:

“display communication grids
integrated grid visual editor
write a text with an auto-adaptative predictive keyboard
read web pages on the internet
read ebooks (in html format)
read scanned books or commic strips”

It may not have all the features of more established programs, but it is open source and free.

Also, an open source, eye-tracking, predictive-typing software program by Team Gleason took 1st place in the Washington State University EECS Senior Design Poster Contest – Uses: Android, Windows-8, The Eye Tribe, The Pupil.

I don’t know when that one will be released.

Lastly, there is an open source application that is called bkb by MastaLomaster to control a computer. It can be found here:

It looks like bkb functions similarly to GazeMouse, and the PCEye software (although, it appears to work more comparably to the PCEye software since there is a virtual keyboard and scroll widget, and you keep going back to an icon in the vertical menu for each action).
TalkingEyes: Eye-tracking and ALS Google+ Community:

I’m just beginning, but I’ll do what I can to help the development of assistive technology. They can keep you connected until there is a cure.

Thanks for doing the AMA.

The Society for Venturism has chosen me as the recipient of its charity for this year, to hopefully offer me cryonic preservation when the time comes. And this month, Longecity, an excellent forum for the discussion of issues related to extending the lifespan of humans, has offered up a matching grant of up to a thousand dollars to help out! So help out! Please.