Rigged glasses let ALS patients write with their eyes

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A new device created by a team of graffiti artists and friends enables those who have lost their motor skills to draw with their eyes. The project was inspired by LA graffiti writer Tony Quan’s 2003 diagnosis of ALS &mdash Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis &mdash since he still has full control of his mind and his eyes, this enables him to write graffiti from his hospital bed.

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Here’s a video of Quan aka. Temptone writing with his eyes:

[Free Art and Technology via NotCot]

About Lisa Katayama

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3 Responses to Rigged glasses let ALS patients write with their eyes

  1. thecheat says:

    ZZ Top song not included.

  2. Michela says:

    My close friend was recently diagnosed with ALS. Thanks so much for this article!

  3. Agies says:

    Gah, close that Align Center tag please!

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