Eye-gaze Research – AT and OT: Assistive Technology for OTs


cartoon image of an eyeGreat new longitudinal research about eye-gaze AT with showed that the children improved in time on task after 5 months and became more accurate in selecting targets after 15–20 months.

Borgestig, M., Sandqvist, J., Parsons, R., Falkmer, T., & Hemmingsson, H. (2016). Eye gaze performance for children with severe physical impairments using gaze-based assistive technology—A longitudinal study. Assistive Technology, 28(2), 93–102. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2015.1092182

This study indicates that these children with severe physical impairments, who were unable to speak, could improve in eye gaze performance. However, the children needed time to practice on a long-term basis to acquire skills needed to develop fast and accurate eye gaze performance.

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Source: Eye-gaze Research – AT and OT: Assistive Technology for OTs


The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org
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