Mick Ebeling, in 2009 developed The EyeWriter software which consists of an eye tracker and a drawing software. EyeWriter allows the user to draw with their eye movement. This project came into being when a graffiti artist was left paralyzed by ALS. Mick and his team, decided to do something for artists and other people like him.
The EyeWriter uses eye tracking technology. In this, the computer and tiny cameras harness eye movements and produce writings, highlighting stuff etc. You can use it to plot points which can then be used to create letters and words. You can also add features like colours, shades and 3 dimensional effects. It is not the same (or fast) as working with a spray can, but it is definitely the next big thing! The EyeWriter is estimated to start at $50. There is a DIY kit available for building one for yourself, which uses any pair of sunglasses and a hacked PS3 Eye.
“Art is a tool of empowerment and social change, and I consider myself blessed to be able to create and and use my work to promote health reform, bring awareness about ALS and help others“
— Tony Quan, aka Tempt One
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