Assistive eye-tracking devices can be astronomically expensive and cumbersome for users to work with.  Our year-long challenge was to design an affordable, easy-to-use, attractive eye-tracking device for people with conditions like ALS in which your mind is full functioning but you don't have the ability to speak.

As one of seven students from Brown University and RISD, I was in charge of the aesthetic and "wearability" of our model.  Furthermore, I helped lead the research portion of the project, which included primary and secondary sources (like visiting local facilities with people using eye-tracking devices every day).

We partnered with the Speak Your Mind Foundation and Microsoft to use their software when creating and testing out prototypes.

 Competitor research

Competitor research

 Trend research

Trend research

Paper model prototyping

Final sketch ideas from ID team

Testing hot mirrors concept for eye tracking

User testing with camera installed

3D printed working prototype