August 21, 2002

Open Source hands-free writing program

DCallaghan writes: "CNN is reporting on the Cambridge University Cavendish Laboratory's open source Dasher program, a data entry interface incorporating language modelling and driven by continuous two-dimensional gestures, e.g. a mouse, a stylus, or eye-tracker.
Replacing a keyboard or mouse, eye-scanning cameras mounted on computers have become necessary tools for people without limbs or those affected with paralysis. The camera tracks the movement of the eye, allowing users to "type" on a virtual keyboard as they look at the screen. It's at The project is hosted at


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