Back in 1989 the Smithsonian Institution, along with Computerworld Magazine, held the very first CW/Smithsonian Awards, initiating a “Search for New Heroes.” One of the eleven award categories was “Innovative Use of Technology in Medicine and Healthcare.” There were 11 finalists, including a small, unknown company working in a basement in Virginia. Its creation had been nominated by DEC Computers. The creation was the very first Eyegaze System, and that company was LC Technologies.
It all began in 1986, when a group of (mostly) engineers gathered in a basement in Virginia and founded LC Technologies. Their goal was to develop an eye-controlled computer for people with disabilities. The first Eyegaze System was unveiled in 1987, and soon after a police officer, injured in the line of duty, became its first user. If our eye-operated communication system was the best in 1989 imagine how amazing it is today! Where are we now?
- 30 years of product development
- Systems in 46 countries
- Systems are available in over a dozen languages
- 12 published books from our users
- Multiple users contributing to the workforce using the Eyegaze Edge®
Our Award-winning Eyegaze Systems have a long-standing reputation for accuracy, reliability, and ease-of-use. LC Technologies is dedicated to delivering excellence in everything we produce. We are passionate about building the world’s best eye tracking hardware and software solutions. All of our eye tracking systems have consistent gaze point prediction and unmatched accuracy, even when a subject falls outside the “norm.”
“…what a blessing your Eyegaze program was to Lynn (and therefore, to me and our whole family). For about nine years, this system opened up a whole new world for Lynn. She was a C1/C2 quad who could not even breathe on her own. She was dependent upon others for every aspect of her physical life. However, this system gave her COMPLETE independence in terms of communicating with people (via Facebook, e-mail and FaceTime). She was able to read books and turn her own pages. She was able to read things on the internet, listen to music when she wanted to, play games, and order her own gifts for children and grandchildren all by herself. I could go on and on. Anyway I wanted to encourage you in the important work you do for those with disabilities. You are giving them a part of their life back.” – Doug W.