‘Eye Conductor’ Helps the Physically Disabled Write Music With Facial Movements


A physical disability can make it difficult to participate in creative activities many of us take for granted, especially when you don’t have full use of your arms and hands. But now a design student has created a way for the physically handicapped to express themselves through music using only their eye movements, and the necessary tech costs little more than a hundred bucks.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.