Thursday, 22 October 2009
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.
You can read more about the project here http://fffff.at/eyewriter/