Eye-Gaze Control Technology for People with Cerebral Palsy

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

February 10, 2021

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The objectives of the Clinical Guidelines are to enhance decision-making and outcomes around eye-gaze control technology for children and adults with severe cerebral palsy, their families, support networks and clinicians. The guidelines are intended to provide guidance, strategies and tools for an initial assessment, trialing devices, learning and practising using the technology, follow-up, outcome evaluation and applying for funding. The ultimate aim of the guidelines are to help people with cerebral palsy and significant disability to achieve increased levels of participation and control through using technology for leisure, education, work and communication, both face-to-face and online.

Target Patient Population

Children, adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy and significant disability and complex communication difficulties.

Target Provider Population

Clinicians who treat children and adults with cerebral palsy

Inclusion Criteria

Adolescent, Adult, Child

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient

Intended Users

Speech language pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D002547 - Cerebral Palsy, D000084542 - Eye-Tracking Technology


cerebral palsy, Eye-gaze control

Source Citation

Karlsson, P., Griffiths, T., Clarke, M.T. et al. Stakeholder consensus for decision making in eye-gaze control technology for children, adolescents and adults with cerebral palsy service provision: findings from a Delphi study. BMC Neurol 21, 63 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-021-02077-z