Thursday, 22 October 2009

The Eyewriter

Just found this amazing invention by a collaboration between the Graffiti research lab, openFrameworks and the Ebeling group. It is a device which allows paralysed graffiti artists to create artworks with only the movement of their eyes. I find it quite amazing considering we just watched the Diving Bell and Butterfly a few days ago, the Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique who suffered 'locked-in' syndrome wrote his book with a coded alphabet through blinking.

This new technology however tracks the movement of the eye through all axis without the need for a human to translate it for them, merely a camera on a pair of glasses. Meaning users can draw, write and even shade objects that are projected onto the street or elsewhere.

TEMPT + EYEWRITER August 12, 2009 from james powderly on Vimeo.

You can read more about the project here

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