EagleEyes allows a person to control the computer through five electrodes place around the eyes. The electrodes measure the EOG (electro-oculographic potential), which corresponds to the angle of the eyes in the head. The user controls the cursor by moving his eyes and head. The system works as a replacement for a mouse on a Macintosh.
With a single switch, the user controls the wheelchair by clicking the button only. This one bit of information can be used to control the chair.
The system will be demonstrated with EagleEyes and with single switch control at the robot exhibition at AAAI-97, the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, to be held in Providence, RI from July 27 to July 31.
This project was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CDA-9505200, in part by a Faculty Research Grant from Wellesley College and by the MURI project at the MIT AI Lab.