Electro-oculography mouse for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients

Yutaka Tomita, Yoshihiro Garashi, Satoshi Honda, Noriyoshi Matsuo

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Abstract

Severe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients cannot move their muscles, and sometimes even respiratory muscles are affected so that they are obliged to mount artificial respiratory devices. Of course, the patients of this severity stage cannot speak. The motor function of the patients remained in eye movement. The communication mean for those patients is the eye movement. They have used a transparent alphabetic table. But it is cumbersome for both the patients and help givers, and it is also time consuming. A computer mouse whose cursor can be controlled with eye movement has been developed. The eye movement is detected by electro-oculography, and its click is realized by a voluntary blinking. By pointing a cursor to a specified letter on an alphabetic table on a monitor screen, a patient can describe his/her intention. It is found to be useful for severe ALS patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages1780-1781
Number of pages2
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 4 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 1996 Oct 311996 Nov 3

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 4 (of 5)
CityAmsterdam, Neth
Period96/10/3196/11/3

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Eye movements
Muscle
Communication

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  • Bioengineering

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Tomita, Y., Garashi, Y., Honda, S., & Matsuo, N. (1996). Electro-oculography mouse for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (Vol. 5, pp. 1780-1781). IEEE.

Electro-oculography mouse for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. / Tomita, Yutaka; Garashi, Yoshihiro; Honda, Satoshi; Matsuo, Noriyoshi.

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 5 IEEE, 1996. p. 1780-1781.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Tomita, Y, Garashi, Y, Honda, S & Matsuo, N 1996, Electro-oculography mouse for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. vol. 5, IEEE, pp. 1780-1781, Proceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 4 (of 5), Amsterdam, Neth, 96/10/31.
Tomita Y, Garashi Y, Honda S, Matsuo N. Electro-oculography mouse for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 5. IEEE. 1996. p. 1780-1781
Tomita, Yutaka ; Garashi, Yoshihiro ; Honda, Satoshi ; Matsuo, Noriyoshi. / Electro-oculography mouse for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. Vol. 5 IEEE, 1996. pp. 1780-1781
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