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02 Nov 2018

​“It is such a wonderful day for her!!!”

Dr Mick and a couple of our team were in the US last week and they took the chance to catch up with Keren, a fantastic young eye-gaze user who Mick’s supported for several years as a result of his academic role at OCAD University in Toronto.

Keren and her family visited SE Towers a couple of years ago and Dr Mick introduced her to Eye Can Fly, a gaze-controlled game that she loved. Since then she’s bought her own eye-controlled computer for communication and play, so last week Dr Mick worked with her to bring more eye-controlled games to life, including the ones on our fledgling Eye Gaze Games website and of course Minecraft, using our EyeMine software!

Below: Keren impresses Dr Mick with her eye-control skills 

Keren playing games using eye gaze

“Keren loves Minecraft!!!!!” Her mum tweeted later. “She can’t stop playing!!! It is such a wonderful day for her!!! Thanks so much for making it possible!”

Below: Keren with her mum, her brother and SpecialEffect Occupational Therapist Liz

Keren, her mum, her brother and Liz

 

Keren can now control her computer so well, she used it to speak to the Dalai Lama recently!

Keren surrounded by her family, talking to the Dalai Lama

 

Below: Not sure who wins this video. Keren rocking her eye-controlled game skills or Hillel, Keren’s little brother, bustin’ a few taekwondo moves with our Occupational Therapist, Liz.

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