Using Gaze Control for Communication and Environment Control: How to Find a Good Position and Start Working

  • Maxine Saborowski
  • Claudia Nuß
  • Anna Lena Grans
  • Ingrid KollakEmail author


The research project ‘EyeTrack4all’, based at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, showed that using gaze control to operate a communication aid or computer provides vital access to self-determination and participation for people who are permanently or temporarily unable to move and express themselves. In addition, a person with severely impaired motor function can use gaze control to operate various domestic devices. This chapter explains how gaze control works, what the prerequisites are for using gaze control, what to watch out for in tests and how a user achieves good positioning.


Alternative communication Augmentative communication Eye track Gaze control 



The authors all belonged to the EyeTrack4all project team.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxine Saborowski
    • 1
  • Claudia Nuß
    • 1
  • Anna Lena Grans
    • 1
  • Ingrid Kollak
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences BerlinBerlinGermany

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