Hacking technology to provide low cost tools for people with disabilities: The Eyewriter.

The EyeWriter Initiative is an ongoing collaborative research effort to empower people who are suffering from ALS with creative technologies via low-cost eye-tracking apparatus & custom software to draw using only their eyes.”

The important thing here is that technology to support people with disabilities is being created by small firms like this to provide very inexpensive tools at very little cost using off the shelf parts. The “competition” provides tools like this for upwards of $20,000. I’d like to see more of these types of solutions– a “technology hacking” culture to provide low cost tools for people with disabilities.