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All photos are screen captures of the original video below.

I saw this video a while ago on Gizmodo and was blown away.

The Eyewriter from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

The Eye Writer can be made for $50 using free software.
Here you see how it tracks the artist’s eye movements to draw.

We imagine all innovation made to enhance the lives of people who have suffered a life-altering tragedy (such as Tony Quan has) is up to big industry. We believe that the technology that allows people with incredibly limited mobility to create and communicate is prohibitively expensive and inaccessible to those on an average budget.

This story and video prove not only that creativity and technology can be and are in the hands of the masses if we seize the opportunity, but that if we dream big and cooperate, we’re hampered only by the limit of our imaginations.

Community Connection

Is the world slated against those with disabilities? Are you interested in the hardships facing the disabled traveler? Hop on over to Brave New Traveler and read Julie Schwietert Collazo’s article about the subject.

What do you think about open source software that improves people’s lives? Share your opinions below.

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About The Author

Kate Sedgwick

Editor-at-large, Kate Sedgwick, works from Buenos Aires where she organizes her live storytelling project, Second Story Buenos Aires. Read more about her than you might want to know at her blog YesThereIsSuchAThingAsAStupidQuestion.com, and follow her infrequent tweets @KateSedgwick.

  • http://musictravelwrite.wordpress.com Michelle

    Amazing.

Some of the most creative bicycle designs you'll ever see.
As good as this all sounds, I found my visit a bit sad.
10 truck designs that're far more than just billboards advertising the tasty eats.
The city of the future is still left off most people's must-know-and-visit list.
Guide yourself through downtown Portland’s gallery district.
"We will be renewed with the passing of the seasons."
"A friendly visual match between two cities."
LA artist Julian Hoeber created "Demon Hill" to mess with your head.
What doors does art open that a medium like photography can't access?
Whatever Winnipeg has, how can we export it?
I think this is just more evidence of the demise of our civilization.