It's one of the first 3D-printed figures from the new EyeSculpture pilot project from SpecialEffect, the charity that enables severely disabled children and adults to be able to use technology for creativity, friendship and fun. The project aims to enable people with even the most severe disabilities to create sculpture, just by moving their eyes.
It was created by Alex, a young man with a progressive condition who, even though he can longer longer create things with his hands, has 'sculpted' this highly detailed imaginary creature by eye movement alone.
He designed the creature on an eyegaze-enabled computer using Spore's figure-creation capabilities. The resulting computer code was processed externally, then printed on a 3D printer.
The CEO of SpecialEffect, Dr Mick Donegan, said "As far as we are aware, this is the first project of its kind. Through our special combination of existing technologies, such as gaze control and 3D printing, we're beginning to enable young people like Alex to release their locked-in talents in brand new ways to enhance the lives of us all."
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