Our mission is to ensure that every person,
regardless of ability, has an equal ability to communicate

Communication is the Mission

EyeTech creates speech generating software, devices, and eye gaze technology that enable individuals to communicate and express themselves. Whether using symbols or text, communicating in person or online – we have a range of solutions that allow people to interact with the world around them.

We provide age and condition specific communication content that can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of the communicator. Our EyeOn speech generating devices are offered in both Windows and Android operating systems and can be carried or mounted for efficient user access.

EyeTech designs and manufactures all of its major technology offerings – from our proprietary eye gaze, to the EyeOn speech generating devices, and our intuitive OnBright communication software suite.

Our full-service solutions include navigating the complexities of insurance funding, unlimited support for the lifetime of the device, and clinical education for implementation of new AAC products.

EyeTech is based in the United States and is the pioneer of precision eye gaze technology for healthcare. Since 1996, EyeTech has been integrating its proprietary eye gaze technology into augmentative and alternative communication solutions across the industry and around the world.

Our mission is to ensure that every person, regardless of ability, has an equal ability to communicate. We are committed to continuous innovation to bring the best technology to those who truly need it.

Proprietary Algorithms

Experience unparalleled accuracy and precision with proprietary gaze finding algorithms.

App Suite

The OnBright app suite goes beyond conventional AAC software to help users seamlessly connect with the world in a way that feels natural.

All-in-One Products

Offered in three sizes, there’s an EyeOn speech device to meet every communication need.

FDA Registered

Receive a safe and effective device that abides by FDA standards.

PDAC Coded

Approved billing codes for reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid.

Lifetime Support

Unlimited, lifetime support from our Success Coach team to help you engage the most with life.

Our People

This is our team, a lot of smiling happy people who work hard to make the impossible, possible.

Our Leadership Team

With over 100 years of combined experience, we’ve got a well-seasoned team at the helm.

Lorraine Lantz-Udovich

VP, Finance

Lorraine Lantz-Udovich is the VP, Finance at EyeTech and oversees the company’s Accounting team, Funding team, and Investor Relations. She brings more than 40 years of finance leadership and experience. Lorraine will help spearhead EyeTech’s next chapter of growth as the company continues to successfully scale its operations. Prior to joining EyeTech, Lorraine oversaw finance and accounting for high-tech manufacturing companies. Outside of work, Lorraine enjoys yoga and is a certified Bikram yoga instructor.

Neil Hansen

VP, International Markets

Neil is the VP, International Markets at EyeTech and is responsible for growing medical device hardware and software exports internationally. He works with our Global partners to manage the strategies, operations and resources necessary to increase international market penetration and deliver profitable growth for EyeTech. Neil has over 30 years of experience in this field and has worked with a number of major international Assistive Technology companies. He is also a UK council member for ISAAC - a UN NGO.

Austin Nieto

National Sales Director

Austin Nieto is the National Sales Director at EyeTech and is responsible for leading our US-based direct sales team. Having been in the speech generating device (SGD) industry for over 10 years, his expertise has given his talented team the insight necessary to help all of those supporting the users of our devices.

Click above to read more about Austin's story and his experience with AAC.

Araz Vartanian

VP, Software Engineering

Araz Vartanian is the VP, Software Engineering at EyeTech and is responsible for leading development, integration, and support for our suite of software products. His team focuses on bringing the latest technological advancements to AAC. Araz has over 20 years of experience leading and developing software engineering teams and products across multiple industries, including healthcare. On his off time, Araz likes to experiment with cooking and is an avid Star Wars fan.

Robert Chappell


Robert Chappell is a co-founder of EyeTech and started the company with his sister, Melinda Trego, in 1996. After experiencing a repetitive strain injury due to many years of coding at Lockheed Martin, Rob developed eye gaze technology for his own personal use. Rob is a true innovator at heart and loves tinkering with new inventions in his free time.

Click above to read more about Rob's story and his journey of developing eye gaze.

Juan Zoppetti

VP, Hardware Engineering

Juan Zoppetti is the VP, Hardware Engineering and is responsible for leading the development of EyeTech’s speech generating devices and eye gaze integration. Juan leads the team of talented hardware engineers who continually push the boundaries of what is possible. He has over 20 years of experience in development of electronic products for ground and airborne military vehicles. Juan is married with two children and loves to play pickleball in his freetime.


Melinda Trego


Melinda Trego is a co-founder of EyeTech and started the company with her brother, Robert Chappell, in 1996. Previously of Orbital Sciences and Honeywell Aerospace, Melinda helped grow EyeTech from an idea to a full-fledged company. In her free time, Melinda enjoys getting outside to go boating, gardening, and hiking with family and friends.

Click above to read more about Melinda's story and her journey of founding EyeTech.

Jessica Williams

VP, Operations

Jessica Williams is the VP, Operations at EyeTech and is responsible for leading teams within the organization involving Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Order Fulfillment, Product Management, Customer Support, Compliance, and Legal. Her focus is on laying the operational foundation for new growth across the organization. Originally from Minnesota, Jessica loves the outdoors, but has since converted to the warmer weather in Arizona. She has two mini Dachshunds, Gatsby and Dazie, who keep her busy.

Rachid Sefrioui

Chairman of the Board

Rachid Sefrioui is the Managing Director of Finaventures, a venture capital firm he founded in 1999, and serves as Chairman of the Board at EyeTech. In the last 20 years, he backed over 40 growth companies & startups. He’s had a $700M IPO on Nasdaq, as well as numerous startups that have been acquired by global companies. In his free time, he spends time with his twin boys, daughter, and wife.

Meet Reuben

Before we met Reuben, he was locked in and struggling with his newly diagnosed disease.

Now with his EyeOn Elite, he is:

  • Making and receiving phone calls to stay connected
  • Using eye gaze with all of his favorite apps
  • He is even getting his PhD in Educational Leadership Policy!