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Which VA provided eyegaze are you using? I currently have a PRC Accent 1400 but have had numerous issues with it. I am considering a different device .
 

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I answered on Facebook!

I use a Tobii I-15+, but if you're technically inclined, I'd recommend a Microsoft Surface Pro with the Tobii eye-camera.
 

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We chose something from FRS Forbes Rehab Solutions. It was a Windows laptop in a bomb-proof enclosure and Eye Tracking software that sent IR signals to control the house appliances. Was mounted on a rolling "microphone stand" that suspended the computer in front of the patient, even in bed.
 

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I answered on Facebook!

I use a Tobii I-15+, but if you're technically inclined, I'd recommend a Microsoft Surface Pro with the Tobii eye-camera.
Will the VA do the Surface pro? The ones they have recommended have been TalkTo Me, Tellus 5 and Tobii Dynavox.
 

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The Denver VA is, after I made them aware.

Mod Note : Plz don't quote entire replies. It makes reading with a Tobii more effort. :)
 

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Good deal. I will ask here.
 

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Note that it also helped that the Tobii folks demo'ed the Surface Pro, too.
 

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Any computer or tablet with Windows 10 with the 1709 update and a tobii eyetracker 4c has a built in text to speech app. The tobii camera costs about $200. All you need to do is download the tobii drivers to enable Eye control in accessibility options in settings. It also has a stand alone keyboard and mouse to work other programs. Scrolling function is better in windows control, another tobii program. I got windows control set up at the ALS Clinic I attend at no cost. Windows control has better scrolling, a remote control, but I like the TTS app on eye control. The tobii camera and eye control should be something you should have as a back up for when your tobii crashes, which they are want to do.
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you got a remote with Windows Control?!?
 

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The KC VAMC provided a Surface Pro with Grid 3 as the AAC software from FRS, who refer to it as a WinSlate. I don't need an eyegaze yet so I told them not to get one yet. You never know what technology will be released tomorrow. The only issue I have with the system is that it will not integrate fully with iOS yet. Still a work in progress. It supposedly works better with Android phones.
 

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Practice with it well in advance of needing it. Make it part of your daily routine every day, BEFORE you need it. Eye gaze can be challenging.
 

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Practice with it well in advance of needing it. Make it part of your daily routine every day, BEFORE you need it. Eye gaze can be challenging.
100%!

Get comfortable with eye-gaze and then put it away until you need it, if desired.
 

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Built right into the app. Thank you Team Gleason.
 

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Built right into the app.
The Remote? In Windows Control? My Windows Control only does eye-gaze.

Are you sure you're not referring to Communicator?
 

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Microsoft Surface Pro with the Tobii eye-camera.
 
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