SpecialEffect is a UK-based charity that aims to help all young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. Their work aims to advise young disabled people and their carers which games will be accessible and appropriate for them, and also aims to research ways to adapt games to be more accessible.
A key part of the charity's work revolves around the use of eye tracking technology to control games and technology. This allows those with limited motor functions to enjoy interactive entertainment -- but the technology, known as Eyegaze, can also be used to help people to communicate.
At the Eurogamer Expo next month in London, UK, the charity will be demonstrating the power of the technology through two Guinness World Record attempts -- firstly, the fastest lap time in a racing game using only eye movement sensing controllers, and secondly, the greatest number of people competing in a video games tournament using only eye control technology.
"The [Guinness World Records] Gamer's Edition is all about recognizing the amazing things that happen in video games and we're pleased to support the great work that SpecialEffect do for gamers of all abilities," said Gaz Deaves, editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition. "This is a real chance to be featured in the 2012 Gamer's Edition: all you have to do is learn how to control a car using your eyeballs. It couldn't be easier!"
The Eurogamer Expo runs from September 22-25 at Earls Court in London, UK. While the young event isn't quite yet on the scale of something like PAX, it proved itself last year to be a great place to get hands on with many new titles for the first time. Find out more here.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Video Game Charity SpecialEffect Attempting Two Guinness World Records at Eurogamer Expo