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Welcome to the home page of the EagleEyes Project.

The purpose of the EagleEyes Project is to help people with severe physical disabilities develop and be educated to their fullest by enabling them to access the computer. We work with people, mainly children and young adults, who cannot speak and can move only their eyes or head.

During the past ten years we have developed two access technologies. EagleEyes allows people to control the computer by moving only their eyes. EagleEyes works through five electrodes placed on the person’s head. The Camera Mouse allows people to control the computer by moving their head. The Camera Mouse works through a video camera or web camera connected to the computer. Both access technologies function as standard mouse replacements in Windows systems. They work with standard commercial Windows applications software. We also have developed a number of application programs (for example on-screen keyboard programs, games, and a browser) that work well with EagleEyes and Camera Mouse and are available for free download or on a CD.


 The EagleEyes Project is centered at Boston College, mainly as a joint project between the Carroll School of Management, the Computer Science Department, and the Campus School.

Boston College has a licensing agreement with the Opportunity Foundation of America to manufacture and distribute EagleEyes systems.  Please contact Debbie Inkley at for more information.

Camera Mouse is available for free download at 

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Brooke Uses 'Eagle Eyes'

Brooke has always used whatever skills she has at a given moment to access the world around her...


'Eagle Eyes' allow severly disabled to use computers

Kids and adults with certain severe disabilities can feel trapped in their bodies and unable to communicate. But, advanced computer technology is opening up a new world for disabled students in the Canyons School District.


Turning Point

Prof. James Gips tells the story of EagleEyes, a ground-breaking adaptive technology developed by Gips and colleagues at B

High-Tech in Service of Others

Prof. James Gips is featured in the Boston Globe.


Changing Lives

EagleEyes is an innovative eye controlled technology that helps children and adults with profound physical disabilities.


For the first time, Hooper family sees the bright mind inside child silenced by rare disease.

Through Kady's Eyes

kadySandi Rice, a consultant for Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, first experienced the power of EagleEyes with a remarkable twelve year old girl, Kady.

EagleEyes in Ireland

MaureenEagleEyes teacher Maureen Gates shares her recent experiences intorducing EagleEyes technology into the curriculum of the School of Divine Child in Cork, Ireland.

EagleEyes in Guatemala

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Mirna Ramos (in wheelchair) suffered a devastating stroke in 2005. Now through the extraordinary efforts of her friend Jorge Castillo (center) she is beginning to use EagleEyes at home in Guatemala.

Reaching Through The Locked Door

WorthensIt looked as if her daughter's mind was closed off forever, but the Boston College EagleEyes program has given Nancy Worthen hope.

da Vinci Award

The EagleEyes Project has just been named the winner of a 2007 da Vinci Award for "exceptional design and engineering achievements in accessibility and universal design that empowers people of all disabilities." Read more at

The B.E.A.T.

  The B.E.A.T.

Read the edition of our newsletter, Bulletins in Education and Assistive Technology.

Technology Awards Laureate

Technology Award

The “Eagle Eyes” Project Named A 2006 Technology Award Laureate by the Tech Museum of Innovation.

BYU Receives New Technology

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BYU is the 2nd university to receive EagleEyes, which facilitates learning for individuals with severe disabilities.

Slideshow: EagleEyes Kids
  New EagleEyes project

The Opportunity Foundation of America has compiled a new slide-show of EagleEyes.

Device brings high-tech to disabled students
Device brings high-tech to disabled students

Britt Allen, a volunteer with The Opportunity Foundation of America, reacts while working with Maureen Gates of the Boston College Campus School, as they demonstrate the EagleEyes eye-controlled technology at Oakridge School in Springville, Monday morning.

'Eagle Eyes' enable users to soar
EagleEyes enables users to soar

Britt Allen is an ace when it comes to zapping aliens - with his eyes. He may not have laser-beam sight like Superman, but just one glance sends the intruders to oblivion.

EagleEyes clicks with disabled
EagleEyes clicks with disabled