Create Customized Low-Cost Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities.
Are you looking for special solutions to use a computer, control your environment or play games?

# Use Cases

Accessible Computer Control
Control your computer by switches, head movements or eyetracking, depending on your capabilities.
Accessible Environment Control
Switch on/off lights or control your TV and stereo.
Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Create your own communication grid and use it on all your devices.
Accessible Gaming & Toys
Emulate mouse, keyboard or joystick for playing games or remote control toy helicopters or cars.
Accessible Music
Generate sounds or play adapted music instruments.

# Why AsTeRICS?

There are many Assistive Technologies available on the market, but in many cases they are too expensive or not suitable for a certain combination of disabilities.


  • provides support for many consumer devices which can be used as input devices (e.g. switches, eye-tracker, webcam, …).
  • let’s you combine several input devices depending on your capabilities (e.g. 2 switches + 1 eye-tracker).
  • provides support for many use cases (e.g. computer control, environmental control).
  • has more than 160 plugins.
  • allows easily customizing existing solutions or designing new ones.
  • is Open Source, which means that it is free forever and others can contribute to the framework.

# Partners & Funding

The AsTeRICS project was funded by international and national research grants. AsTeRICS was initiated by KI-I Linz (opens new window) and the UAS Technikum Wien (opens new window). The creation of this web page was funded by the City of Vienna, MA23, in course of the project StudyATHome Internationally (Grant Nr. 22-07). In Feb. 2017 the AsTeRICS Foundation (opens new window) was founded to bring the project results to people with disabilities, to organize workshops and to maintain project results, see About Us.

  • MA23, City of Vienna - Logo
  • UAS Technikum Wien - Logo
  • ToRaDes - Project Logo
  • KI-I
  • StudyATHome Internationally - Project Logo

# Donation

We need donations in order to continue the development and maintainance of the tools and to continuously provide the hosting of AsTeRICS grid and the consulting and assembly of Assistive solutions. The donation will go to the non-profit organization Asterics Foundation (opens new window) which maintains the project results and continues development of assistive tools.

# AsTeRICS Project Web Page

This is a newly created web page to present AsTeRICS technologies and corresponding documentation. If you are looking for the web page of the original AsTeRICS project, please go to (opens new window).