Technology Helps Students With DisabilitiesBy Carter, Charlotte; Brigham Young University (BYU) NewsNet ,
Publication Date: January 2007
Article focuses on assistive technology utilized at the Oakridge School in Springville, Utah. A program called Drums Alive allows students to dance to music while drumming on an exercise ball for a period of 15 to 30 minutes each day. The application enhances students' motor skills and allows them to become more alert. A program called EagleEyes (developed at Boston College) utilizes eye movements in order to control a cursor on a computer screen. EagleEyes uses electrodes that are placed on the user’s head. These electrodes detect eye movement, while a processor uses the data to move the cursor on the computer screen.
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