Overcoming disability through circuitry

Our company started from a challenge made by Steve Gleason -- he wanted to drive his wheelchair using just his eyes. Steve's challenge was issued to Microsoft as part a hackathon known as OneWeek. After Microsoft created a research prototype, Evergreen Circuits picked up the concept and in partnership with Team Gleason and Every 90 Minutes is bringing the technology to market.

Independence Drive

The Independence Drive combines a powered wheelchair, tablet computer, and eye tracking camera into a virtual joystick which controls the movement of the wheelchair.

For more information, see our blog posts on Introduction to Independence Drive and Independence Drive Product Explanation.

Frequently Asked Questions
When can I get Independence Drive for myself?

The Independence Drive will be available for purchase in first quarter of 2019.

How much will the Independence Drive cost?

The Independence Drive Interface and software is under $2000. Independence Drive requires that you have a powered wheelchair with a 9-pin connection port for alternative drive controls, an eye tracking computer or tablet like a Surface Pro with an Eye Tracker camera, and a mounting system on your wheelchair to hold your computer or tablet. All together if you need everything except the wheelchair itself the cost can be up to $7000.

Can someone help me with the cost of Independence Drive?

Yes, some non-profits have funds available to help people with their technology needs. For example, Team Gleason often helps people living with ALS with their technology costs. If you are a non-profit providing assistance to individuals with disabilities we offer a partner discount. Please send an email to info@evergreencircuits.com for more information.

How do I learn more?

We have a discussion board on Slack that we will send you an invitation for when you sign up or you can drop us an email at info@evergreencircuits.com.

I'd like to preorder now so I can have Independence Drive as soon as possible.

Sure, please create a customer account with us and we will drop you a note when the technology is available.