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Full Control

I can use gaze to independently communicate and control the computer

Learning

Learning at this step provides exposure to a wider range of communication methods. This encompasses the use of standard and specialized keyboards and distance communication tools.

The level of eye-tracking at this step opens up the user to the world, where controlling own environment, creativity and computer usage really become a reality. 

Windows Control provides the opportunity to impact the physical environment with eye-tracking too, where users can affect factors within the home such as turning on lights or the television.

Completion of this step signifies full control with eye-gaze, where communication and environmental control have been altered significantly. 

 

Communication

Communication stretches beyond the user’s immediate vicinity to make tools such as Skype, Facebook, email and other distance communication tools accessible and usable.

 

Calibration

For this step the learner needs a high quality calibration with the maximum number of calibration points. This can be different for different Software. Click here for more information about calibration.

 

Give it a Try

Practice 1: Opening Websites

Objective

We are learning to control and browse the internet using eye-gaze.

 

Get Ready

To get up and running with this activity you will need: 

 

Let’s Go!

Following these steps makes it simpler to get going with the activity. 

  1. Connect your eye tracker/ start your device
  2. Open Windows Control
  3. You should now be able to see the “Gaze Selection” taskbar
  4. The first step is to select the desired task from the Taskbar by looking at it. For this example, we can select the “left click”
  5. Now that we have selected the left click, we can open any programme, file or menu within Windows
  6. When the learner gazes at a section of the screen, Gaze Selection will instigate a zoom function to make it easier to select the desired item
  7. Why not try encouraging the learner to open a web browser by gazing at it?
  8. When the web browser is open the learner can navigate to any website by typing into the browser’s address bar. This can be done using the “gaze keyboard”
  9. Take some time to explore different websites, click on links, play videos and do anything online that can be done with a mouse click!

 

Top Tips

Looking for extra help with the activity?

  • If you feel that accuracy is a little off, why not try calibrating your device?
  • Encourage the learner to navigate to a website that is connected to an interest that you both share and use it as a base for a conversation.

 

Look For

If the web browser is open and a website has been navigated to then the learner has shown the skills needed to control Windows using their gaze!

 

Go Beyond Examples

 Here are some extra ways to practice the skills connected with this step. 

Practice 2: Using Facebook with Windows Control

Objective

We are learning to use eye-gaze to communicate on Facebook.

 

Get Ready

To get up and running with this activity you will need: 

 

Let’s Go!

Following these steps makes it simpler to get going with the activity. 

  1. Connect your eye tracker/ start your device
  2. Open Windows Control
  3. You should now be able to see the “Gaze Selection” taskbar
  4. The first step is to select the desired task from the taskbar by looking at it. For this example, we can select the “left click”. 
  5. Now that we have selected the left click, we can open any programme, file or menu within Windows.
  6. When the learner gazes at a section of the screen, Gaze Selection will instigate a zoom function to make it easier to select the desired item
  7. Encourage the learner to open the web browser on their laptop or device
  8. Use the "left click" function and " keyboard" function to log in to Facebook
  9. From the "Gaze Selection" taskbar, use the "scroll", "left click" and "keyboard" functions to begin communicating through Facebook!

 

Top Tips

Looking for extra help with the activity?

  • If you feel that accuracy is a little off, why not try calibrating your device?
  • Why not try sending a Facebook message to the learner to promote communication?

 

Look For

If the learner has logged in to Facebook and is navigating their newsfeed, they have shown the skills needed to use Facebook using their gaze!

 

Keep Growing

 

Words to Remember 

Calibration

In order for eye tracking to work as accurately as possible, the eye tracker must know more about your eyes. This is why you need to do a calibration. During the calibration the eye tracker measures how your eyes reflect light. The calibration is done by following a point, video or other graphic element that moves across the screen. This calibration data is then combined with our unique 3D model of a human eye, and together they give you an optimal eye tracking experience. 

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