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Persons suffering from intractable disease like ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and spinal cord injured present symptoms of muscular deteriorations. These patients are often obliged to use artificial respirators once the breathing action becomes impossible. It is important to understand that using the artificial respirator means that uttering voice becomes impossible. For human being talking and discussing with friends using voice is necessary to enjoy his life with family and friends. In order to support their communication, a vision input device to use vision is proposed. A distinct advantage of this vision device is that the devices can be settled apart from the bed of the patient. The device is developed for patients who have ability to move his head intentionally.
Date of Conference: 26-28 July 2011