We are so often amazed by people who rise above suffering, and inspire others through their affliction, like graphic artist, Tony Quan. He is a man stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease who, although paralyzed, is thankful that he can still move his eyes -- by using a device called the EyeWriter, he is able to draw with his eyes.
The images can be uploaded to Tony’s device to be downloaded and projected on buildings and surfaces all over the world. It's all accomplished from a low-cost DIY apparatus consisting of a PS3 camera connected to glasses with open source software telling it what to do!
This was made possible for Tony and others with ALS through efforts of the team from Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks, the Graffiti Research Lab, and The Ebeling Group who founded the EyeWriter project and created the EyeWriter.
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Despite Being Paralyzed, the EyeWriter Lets Tony Quan Make Art
Published: Nov 15, 2009 • References: eyewriter.org