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.
The Eye Drive Wheelchair combines a powered wheelchair, tablet computer, and eye tracking camera into a virtual joystick which controls the movement of the wheelchair.
The Eye Drive Wheelchair will be available for purchase in first quarter of 2019.
The Eye Drive Interface and software is $500. Eye 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.
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 paying for the system as an individual with a disability or you are a non-profit providing financial assistance to individuals with disabilities we offer a 40% discount on the Eye Drive Interface.
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Sure, please create a customer account with us and we will drop you a note when the technology is available.