Bridget Bate Tichenor.
Today I had a very good appointment with my occupational therapist and Herman from HES, finally had a demonstration of Brainfingers.
It was very interesting to see how it worked; basically it reacted to eyebrows being lifted, my chin moving, even just clenching my jaw.
Also to laughing or other emotions such as visualisation or eye movements, did not get to writing or moving between applications.
Herman got me to do various exercises, play some games, he reckoned that I did well, nice to hear, mind you I could not see that myself.
Text gets entered using an application called Dasher, which is free & available on the internet
When I found information about Dasher on the internet, in the second link, I found out abut an application called Gaze tracker which can be used with Dasher.
This is a low cost, open source eye tracking device, it looks very interesting and I can’t wait to try it out.
Herman will be back to show me another eye tracking software called Seetech, which I am looking forward to trying out.
It was an interesting appointment this afternoon, it has made me feel more relaxed, knowing that there is so much assistive software available.