Start using gaze controlled applications for children with multiple disabilities
|Coordinator||VÄSTRA GÖTALANDS LÄNS LANDSTING - DART|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 380 168|
|Project duration||December 2017 - December 2018|
Purpose and goal
Dart has completed the project ’Participation through gaze controlled computer’. The target group has been children with multiple disabilities, who lack speech and hand use to control a computer. The result was an information material and premade software grids, available at www.dart-gbg.org/delaktigiogonblicket In the continuation project ‘Start using gaze controlled applications for children with multiple disabilities’ the material has been spread widely in the country with the purpose to reach as many children with need for eye-controlled computer as possible
Expected results and effects
The material is used by professionals at Dart, clinically with patients as well as in information- and education activities. It is time-saving with ready-to-use material. The results have been disseminated through information visits and in connection with national conferences on 19 occasions. In discussions during these meetings and lectures we have received a lot of positive feedback, especially as the material is freely downloadable via the web, and most of the people contacted uses the material.
Planned approach and implementation
Contact was established with AAC- and AT-centers, habilitation and technical aids centers. During the visits, we have given information about gaze-controlled computers, what is important to think about and where the information is available at the website. Premade user packages have been demonstrated. The visits have provided discussions, and the material has been revised according to people’s opinions. The opportunity for us to test the material, and spread the results in the country has contributed to that a lot of people knows about and uses the material produced in this project.