More sad news from the Eyedrivomatic team

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Open source system to drive powerchairs by eye movement alone - allowing independent mobility when use of a person's hands isn't an option.

Cody BarnesCody Barnes 04/25/2017 at 16:557 Comments

The hacker/maker community has just suffered another great loss. I was informed this morning that Patrick Joyce has also passed away. Although I know Patrick from his work on the Eyedrivomatic, he was involved in several projects, several of them listed here on, that so clearly demonstrated his compassion, creativity, intelligence and inability to give-up. I am very grateful to Patrick and to Steve for allowing me to work on this project with them and intend to continue with their work. There are many people out there suffering with MND or other conditions that have left them unable to move. And thanks to Patrick's vision, those people have gained a small part of their independence back. This sounds cliche, but it is true none the less... Patrick and Steve did their part to make the world a better place.


William Glover wrote 04/28/2017 at 00:13 point

Sorry to hear. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

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Mike Szczys wrote 04/27/2017 at 16:52 point

Patrick did truly amazing things in his final years despite that challenges he faced. The quality of design and documentation for all of his projects are incredible. He will be missed. I take comfort in seeing his projects live on. Thank you @Cody Barnes for your continued work on Eyedrivomatic. I hope to see an outpouring of interest in joining the effort.

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devman0903 wrote 04/27/2017 at 13:42 point

Wow, he had a great project going, sad for him to go :(

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Sophi Kravitz wrote 04/27/2017 at 12:14 point

This is such sad news. Patrick's work on Eyedrivomatic and Raimi's arm was incredible - the ideas, the work, the passion that went into these projects. It was an honor to have known him. 

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Anool Mahidharia wrote 04/27/2017 at 11:20 point

this is so very sad and a huge loss for the Community. Thankful to Partick and Steve for their work and contribution, and I am sure their work and legacy will live on.

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Morning.Star wrote 04/27/2017 at 09:52 point

Horrible news :-( RIP Patrick.

The world in loss is small and still.

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Aleksandar Bradic wrote 04/27/2017 at 01:27 point

A huge loss for all of us ;( RIP Patrick. Really hard to watch this without tears: 

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