KINKA EYE TRACKER GAMES
Once the eye-tracker set is correctly calibrated and activated, you may open KINKA.
The games are divided into 5 different groups which focus on developing different skills.
FOCUSING EYES ON A STATIONARY OBJECT
This group comprises of games which focus the child’s eyesight on an object visible in the background. The main aim is to discern a single item and affect it by way of looking at it. The child learns not only to analyse the environment but also that his or her gaze can have an influence over an object or cause some kind of effect.
FOCUSING EYES ON A MOVING OBJECT
These games are similar to the first group in that they both require the eyes to focus on an object or an animal. Here, however, the objects are moving. This can be challenging for children so we have enabled therapists or parents to decide on the number of objects visible on the screen as well as their movement speed.
The aim of this category of games is to hold one’s gaze on an object for a longer period. The child learns a quick glimpse is not enough to see what is going to happen next but a more concentrated stare into one specific place for a few seconds just might do the trick. Depending on the difficulty level, it may take a fraction of a second or 2, 3 or even 4 seconds. The child is still able to blink, of course – the games ignore the short and random micro-movements of the eye.
FOLLOWING AN OBJECT
Following an object with one’s eyes means that the eyes move in the direction in which the object moves. If the child looks away, the movement is stopped. It is a very difficult skill as it requires bothconcentration and patience but the end result is worth it!
The games present in the category fulfil many therapeutic goals but, most importantly, they’re fun for the child. Developing a sense of agency and control in people who rely on the help of others is what we aspire to. Here are the games which achieve this aim.