TUESDAY APRIL 25 2023 – 12h00-13h00

picture of Yu-Hsin Hsieh

Yu-Hsin Hsieh
Postdoctoral researcher in School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University
ASPIRE Lab, Mackay site of the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation


Offered by: Clinical research coordinating team in rehabilitation, Directorate of Academic Affairs and Research Ethics

Location: Hybrid-Mackay (link and room number will be sent to registered participants)

Summary: Eye-gaze assistive technology enables children and youths with severe physical disabilities to access a computer through control of eye movements, thereby to perform a range of activities for play, communication, and school learning. This presentation will describe the research findings of the effects of eye-gaze assistive technology interventions for children and youths aged 3 to 22 years old with severe motor and communication difficulties and their communication partners, based on an international multi-center eye-gaze study and a Taiwanese intervention study. In addition, this presentation will address the advantages and challenges of implementing this technology intervention in everyday settings, drawing from a feasibility study to provide a reference for future research and clinical practice.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal