Samsung releases source code for eyeCan, an eye-controlled mouse for the disabled
Additionally, the team plans to distribute "D.I.Y kits" to people in need in South Korea for people to assemble their own hardware. The team was originally inspired by Mick Ebling's presentation at the TED Active conference in early 2011, where he showed off the eyeWriter, a similar tool that allowed paralyzed street artist TEMPT to communicate and draw again. But Samsung's team has added some extra functionality, like the ability to look around in Google street view. Now that anyone can download and tweak the software, we'll hopefully see this technology spread and improve rapidly as an inexpensive tool to help paralyzed people communicate.