SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Communication is a part of our everyday lives, but for some, communicating can be a challenge.
That's where Eagle Eyes comes in.
"Anything you can do with a mouse on a computer, whether it's software, painting, or the internet, you can use this device for."
Dustin Rhoades was first introduced to the EagleEyes System three years ago when his son began using it.
"Our son cannot use his hands or communicate normally and we always knew he could," Rhoades said. "So this device, after doing some research, gives him the ability to communicate with us."
The EagleEyes System was created at Boston College and much like its name, relies on the eyes to work the computer.
READ MORE: EagleEyes Project from Boston College
"The easiest way to explain it is we put these electrodes around the eye and it hooks into the computer and this device will transmit the electrical signals from the eye to the mouse on the computer," Rhoades said as his son was demonstrating the EagleEyes system.
Rhoades created Ability Tech to help bring the EagleEyes System to Siouxland, partnering with the Opportunity Foundation of America to make that happen.
"It's a really great device. My son has had amazing results with it. Part of Ability Tech's mission is to get this to people that can use them and need them. So between the Opportunities Foundation and Ability Tech, we just decided that it would be a great opportunity for individuals to bring to this area."
Ability Tech not only offers the EagleEyes System, but other adaptive items and services as well. Click here to learn more about Ability Tech.
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