Frequently asked questions
How much does Okulo cost?
Okulo is a social project, which means that all its achievements are made available to all its participants free of charge. However, the needs are enormous, as every child needs their own games and training – the project has to constantly develop.
The cost of joining the Okulo project was set at PLN 4,000. This amount provides:
• Okulo software license
• The right to free software updates and access to games ordered by other project participants
• 1 game prepared specifically for the child joining the project (game’s theme and mechanics will be determined with parents, therapists and teachers)
Okulo hardware requirements may entail additional costs. Below is a list of example components that may prove necessary depending on the environment where Okulo will be used.
Additional LCD monitor – approx. PLN 450
Portable monitor powered from a laptop – approx. PLN 700
Portable mount that can fit in a backpack, attachable to a desk or furniture – approx. PLN 300
Desk stand or wall mount to fix a regular LCD monitor above the bed – approx. 700 PLN
Mobile stand with boom that reaches above the bed and a laptop table – approx. PLN 1000
Can every child play Okulo?
Unfortunately not. There are cases that preclude the use of an eyetraker and Okulo application by a child. The most important ones include:
- The child has too extensive neurological damage and does not respond to visual stimuli. Even the simplest games based on contrasting colors do not trigger the child’s reaction.
- The child has damaged, not round pupils or completely disturbed face symmetry, for example exophthalmia, which prevents the eyetracker from working.
To find out if your child is able to use the eyetracker and Okulo, it is required to conduct a test for each case. Contact us.
Will Okulo work on our home computer?
Yes. A home computer or laptop is enough to run Okulo. Recommended hardware requirements are:
- USB 3.0.
- Windows 10 (or 7).
- 2.4 GHz quad core.
- Intel i5 or i7.
- 8 GB RAM memory.
- Graphics 60 MB VRAM.
- Pixel shader 2.0 or higher.
- 400 MB free disk space.
It should be noted that a properly installed eyetracker is the basis of Okulo’s operation. It should be placed under the monitor suspended about 70 cm in front of the child’s face, which may require the use of a special mount or a stand.
The mount should allow easy manipulation of the screen, especially when the child is fidgety and often changes position or is lying down with a limited possibility of achieving a sitting position.
The mounts and stands can be mobile, portable or fixed. We try to advise on the selection of the right equipment in each case.
Can I order a tailor-made game for my child?
Yes. Every child can get their own Okulo and we develop games specially adapted to the child’s rehabilitation needs (or preferences).
The first game, made just for you, the child will receive as part of the initial payment. More games can be ordered at any time as needed. The theme and game mechanics are agreed upon with parents, physiotherapists and teachers.
Okulo is a social initiative, so games created specifically for your child are also available to other children who joined the project. In return, YOU WILL RECEIVE ALL GAMES MADE FOR OTHERS along with free software updates.
What’s the price of Okulo updates?
Okulo updates are free. All games commissioned for one child are available to everyone else. All income generated by the project is spent on its further development. We are confident that this form of cooperation will provide children with the best care and constant stimulation with new forms of training and fun.
How can a child and caregiver play together?
Okulo can be launched in various hardware configurations, but we recommend playing with the help of an additional monitor with eyetracker attached. Thanks to the DESKTOP DUPLICATION option, the caregiver/parent and the child can see the exact same content on their screens.
CAREGIVER is playing with the mouse cursor.
CHILD playing with eyesight.
From now on, you can actively participate in both play and learning process of your child. Together, you can achieve new goals, learn and talk to each other.
You will help your child in daily difficulties. The child will be able to autonomously respond to to the questions that you ask. You will have the opportunity to compete and cooperate.