Blink to Speak, World’s 1 st Eye Sign Language.
Blink to speak is a set of 50 commands which can be used by anyone to speak with their eyes. With the help of patients and doctors a specific message was assigned to basic eye actions, covering the most common phrases needed in daily life. Patients whose body is paralyzed and has speech difficulties can use their eyes for communication. It is helpful for patients suffering from ALS / MND (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / Motor Neuron Disease), Spinal Cord Injury (Quadriplegia – paralyzed below neck), Stroke, Cerebellar Ataxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Head Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy and any other Neuro-degenerative disorder. Patients on a mechanical ventilator, with an alert mind, can also use it. These can be patients in an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) or patients with Bi-pap, C-pap or a home ventilator. This language will ease communication between patients and caregivers / family members. It can be a permanent or temporary aid for communication.
Blink to Speak Eye language Guidebook is freely available to all patients free of cost. In near future, it will be released in 5 languages, English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati and Malayalam.