EyeWriter lets paralyzed artist continue to make art

A group of hackers and artists have banned together to design a device for a paralyzed graffiti artist that allows him to continue making art. The artist is Tony Quan, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease back in 2003, which left him paralyzed.

The EyeWriter device was created to allow Quan to design art using only his eyes. The device was built using cheap open source hardware and software for eye tracking. The EyeWriter reportedly cost about $50 to make.

Quan uses the device to draw lines and color within the lines. The system isn't as fast as using cans of spray paint, but the artist can plot points to create letters and then color and shade the words. The technology won the designers a FutureEverything Award for innovation.