Optical Expression: Conversation Through Digitalization of Eye Movement
Diana Beltran, Alexis Dimanche, Ryan Benner, and Susana Beltran
SU Advisor: Steve Alexander
The Optical Expression: Conversation through Digitalization of Eye Movement project will have the capabilities to facilitate the lives of many people suffering from neurological diseases such paralysis, or any other ailment that hinders their body’s physical capabilities to speak or to write. Our goal as a team, is to tap into this optimal brain activity to allow for self-expression, whether it is verbal or through the arts. Self-expression will present them the ability to connect with others. With this low-cost prototype, we want to anyone to be able to draw shapes or pictures onto a digitized canvas on a computer screen, and have the option to write out words or phrases to immediately have them verbalized by a speech synthesizer.