Lifelites

The Eyegaze revolution

The Eyegaze is already changing the lives of some children in hospices. This revolutionary technology works by tracking the movement of the user's eyes opening up a whole world of communication, play and development to some of the most disabled children in the country.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1165791)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£4,250

Donations

11

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

Location

Situation

Most children in hospices have a life-limiting condition and are not expected to reach adulthood. The vast majority of them will have severe and multiple learning and physical disabilities. Their lives will be punctuated by strict medical regimes and dictated meal times, and their conditions will affect anything and everything from their speech, vision and hearing, to their dexterity and mobility.

Solution

Technology like the Eyegaze provides opportunities for children in hospices that most of their peers would take for granted. Because it relies solely on the movement of the user's eyes even some of the most disabled youngsters are able to create, communicate and take control. We have already begun to provide this amazing technology at projects across the British Isles. Your donation will help us to continue the Eyegaze revolution.