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 and the UAS Technikum Wien. 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 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
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# 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