July 1, 2010 Calgary Herald ACETS...click HERE to read article
Stampede City Progress Club
A generous pledge of $250,000 by the members of the Stampede City Progress Club will fully fund an Eyefollower System to improve communication for children.
The leading-edge technology of the Eyefollower System will enable children to gain independence in communication, learning and control of environmental aids for day-to-day living that is currently unavailable in southern Alberta. This service is provided by ACETS (Augmentative Communication and Educational Technology Service) at the Alberta Children's Hospital.
The Eyefollower System uses unique eye-tracking technology to improve the ability for children with communication difficulties to express wants, needs and ideas. The Eyefollower System is a hands-off computer that tracks a child's gazepoint or allows the child to interact with their surroundings using only their eyes.Children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis will benefit from the system to expand communication and learning opportunities.
Thank you Stampede City Progress Club for helping children and their families in our community!