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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 twenty 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.

Camera Mouse allows people to control the computer by moving their head. Camera Mouse works through a standard webcam connected to the computer.

Both access technologies function as standard mouse replacements in Windows systems. They work with standard commercial applications software.

We also have developed a number of application programs (for example on-screen keyboard programs and games) that work well with EagleEyes and Camera Mouse and are available for free download.

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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Software allows special-needs children to operate computers using eyes

For Kenzie, Eagle Eyes provides her with a way of communicating with the outside world, and showing her mom she loves her.

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Using Her Eyes to Talk

Gracelyn was born with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18, and has now found a new technology called Eagle Eyes that helps her finally have a voice.

Brooke Uses 'Eagle Eyes'

Brooke Uses 'Eagle Eyes'

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

Young girl using Eagle Eyes

'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.

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Turning Point

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

Prof. James Gips
High-Tech in Service of Others

Prof. James Gips is featured in the Boston Globe.

Young girl uses Eagle Eyes

Changing Lives

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

Eye-Opening Experience

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

Through Kady's Eyes

kady uses Eagle EyesSandi 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.



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