Navigation Links
Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate
Date:7/26/2012

THURSDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new technology may enable people who have lost the ability to move their arms or legs to use their eyes to write in cursive, or script.

The technology, which enables people to produce smooth eye movements in desired directions, could be of great benefit to people who have lost limb movement because of diseases such as Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called ALS) or spinal or other injuries, according to the study published online July 26 in the journal Current Biology.

The "eye-writing" technology might also help improve eye-movement control in people with conditions such as dyslexia or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or in professions that require strong eye focus, such as surgeons and athletes, according to a journal news release.

"Contrary to the current belief, we show that one can gain complete, voluntary control over smooth pursuit eye movements," Jean Lorenceau, of Pierre and Marie Curie University-Paris, said in the news release. "The discovery also provides a tool to use smooth pursuit eye movements as a pencil to draw, write or generate a signature."

The technology uses a visual display to help people learn to develop smooth eye movement. It doesn't take much practice, according to Lorenceau.

"One can also imagine that, in the long term, eye movements can routinely be used in man-machine interactions," he said.

Lorenceau is developing an improved version of the eye writer, and tests with ALS patients should begin next year, according to the release.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about ALS.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Current Biology, news release
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Content Writing King Announces Cancellation Of Experimental Video Creation Process For Their Article Marketing Website
2. Article Marketing Company Content Writing King Announces Training Of New Graphic Design Artist
3. Black Teens in Public Housing Twice As Likely to Smoke: Study
4. Classifying neural circuit dysfunctions using neuroeconomics
5. Clinical trial seeks to cure advanced Crohns disease using bone marrow transplant
6. Brain Scans Using New Dye May Predict Alzheimers
7. Using biomarkers to identify and treat schizophrenia
8. Tobacco use more prevalent among African-American adolescents living in public housing communities
9. Technique spots disease using immune cell DNA
10. New Stanford method enables sequencing of fetal genomes using only maternal blood sample
11. Researchers discover rare leukemia-causing protein
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... Ohio (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... services nationwide, is pleased to announce it’s own Debby Mann, CPC, RCC, ROCC, ... Association (RBMA) Radiology Summit with the Special Recognition Award for her contribution to ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Trenton Health Team has been certified ... Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in the State, serving the greater Trenton community. The ... Health Team ACO draws on the collaborative structure of THT, bringing together the vast ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Lacey, WA (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 ... ... AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s premier event and tradeshow, taking place July 29 ... technicians, and purchasing decision makers. , ThoughtSpot is a four-day event ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... The ... Power today at a media event in San Diego. Speakers and clean air advocates ... School of medicine, Natalie Germuska of Kindred Hospital, and Daniel Sullivan, founder and president ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... University Post-Acute Rehab recently ... on the rehab center’s patients and their experiences at the facility. Medicare granted ... services available. Each patient attests to the high rating, which is predominantly based ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ADVOCATE’s Debby Mann Honored With Special Recognition Award 2Health News:Trenton Health Team Certified as Medicaid Accountable Care Organization 2Health News:Trenton Health Team Certified as Medicaid Accountable Care Organization 3Health News:Retail Management Solutions to Attend Amerisource's ThoughtSpot 2015 Conference and Trade Show 2Health News:Retail Management Solutions to Attend Amerisource's ThoughtSpot 2015 Conference and Trade Show 3Health News:Local Dignitaries Gather to Announce San Diego’s Clean Air Challenge 2Health News:Local Dignitaries Gather to Announce San Diego’s Clean Air Challenge 3Health News:Patients of University Post-Acute Rehab Support Five-Star Rating in New Video 2
... Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military ... of the Health Sciences doctoral students to receive fellowships ... 1988, is comprised of two Henry M. Jackson Fellowships ... a stipend and travel support. Kathleen Jones, a ...
... and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are ... vision-related patient-reported outcomes might be used to improve ... are being incorporated more frequently into randomized clinical ... that such patient-reported outcomes are key to providing ...
... TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 25 Versus Technology, Inc. ... fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2009, a 1.8% decrease compared to ... Revenues for the nine months ended July 31, 2009, were ... 2008, a 3.0% decrease. Versus, quarterly revenues can vary significantly ...
... , , , , ... Judd is speaking up for those struggling with chronic pain -- a ... combined. Judd is lending her voice to the national education program ... instpain.com ) to raise awareness about the urgent need to ...
... ... Product, the New Personal Germ Protection Spray , ... Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2009 -- ... agency specializing in national brand OTC health and beauty products, recently signed an agreement ...
... , , CARROLLTON, Ga., Aug. ... Prime Enterprise(TM) benefits Health Systems, Independent Physician ... Centers (ASCs) and other organizations seeking centralized management of practice, ... User rights management enables enterprise users to set security and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Henry M. Jackson Foundation names fellowship award winners 2Health News:Versus Technology Announces Third Quarter Results 2Health News:Versus Technology Announces Third Quarter Results 3Health News:Versus Technology Announces Third Quarter Results 4Health News:Versus Technology Announces Third Quarter Results 5Health News:Versus Technology Announces Third Quarter Results 6Health News:Versus Technology Announces Third Quarter Results 7Health News:Country Legend Naomi Judd Joins 'Partners Against Pain' 2Health News:Country Legend Naomi Judd Joins 'Partners Against Pain' 3Health News:Robin Leedy & Associates Wins Social Media Program For Union Springs Pharmaceuticals 2Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies' PrimeEnterprise Creates an Interconnected and Interoperable System of Community Health Information for Its Customers 2Health News:Greenway Medical Technologies' PrimeEnterprise Creates an Interconnected and Interoperable System of Community Health Information for Its Customers 3
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015  IGI Laboratories, Inc. ... based specialty generic pharmaceutical company, today announced it ... to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of ... submissions now pending at the FDA to twenty-seven. ... the Company, commented, "We believe our current pipeline of ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DPRX ... the development and commercialization of Locilex® (pexiganan cream ... announced underwritten public offering of 1,480,000 shares of ... option in full to purchase an additional 222,000 ... proceeds to Dipexium are expected to be approximately ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 2015  Today, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association ... Mobility Awareness Month Local Heroes Contest on National TV. ... that received 1.3 million votes. The sponsors for the ... Mobility , and Valley Honda Dealers , with ... Vantage Mobility International (VMI) and ElDorado Mobility ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IGI Laboratories, Inc. Announces Fifth ANDA Submission Of 2015 2Dipexium Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock 2Dipexium Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock 3NMEDA Announces National Contest Winners 2NMEDA Announces National Contest Winners 3
... Aug. 2 Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused ... again been selected by leading dental industry magazine Dentistry Today as one ... 24th annual competition were published in the July issue.   , ... OraVerse is the first ...
... , ST. LOUIS ,  Aug. 2 K-V Pharmaceutical ... received notification from the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") on ... quantitative continued listing standards.  The NYSE informed the Company that ... criteria for the average closing price of a NYSE security ...
Cached Medicine Technology:OraVerse® Named as One of Dentistry Today's 'Top 100 Products' for Second Year 2OraVerse® Named as One of Dentistry Today's 'Top 100 Products' for Second Year 3K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 2K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 3K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 4K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 5K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 6K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 7K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 8K-V Pharmaceutical Company Notified by New York Stock Exchange of Non-Compliance With Continued Listing Standards 9
... The MicroAire® Hi Speed Pulse Lavage ... bone surfaces as well as cleansing ... Now a great system just got ... effective with the addition of ...
... Staple is a novel shape memory alloy bone ... of its Nitinol construction, the prongs of the ... upon application of a heating current. This results ... response of bone and cause adjustable compression across ...
... deformity of the ankle joint with ... fusion of the ankle joint, fractures ... where reconstruction is impossible, and fracture/dislocations ... severe arthritic changes and loss of ...
The Buechel-pappas™ Total Ankle Replacement is a time-tested system which is the result of more than twenty years of development, clinical investigation, and use. The components have been avai...
Medicine Products: