Perceptive Devices’ Smyle Mouse delivers hands-free computer controls
Perceptive Devices has something that might just help you navigate through the challenges of working with a mouse for a disabled person by drawing upon their expertise in the field of Human Computer Interaction, having announced the newest release of its gesture control software that is simply known as the Smyle Mouse. Those who are disabled will definitely find that a computer is of not much use if they are unable to navigate through the user interface, and thankfully, the Smyle Mouse software is able to help this group of users out.
Already a big fan of the Smyle Mouse, Jeff Nicklas shared, ”I lost the use of my arms about two years ago so whenever I used the computer I needed assistance. Obviously, my productivity decreased dramatically, impacting not only my career but my family life as well. Before Smyle Mouse, I only spent about 30 minutes a day on my laptop, but now, I can use my laptop over nine hours a day without assistance.”
How does Smyle Mouse work? Users will be able to achieve mouse control in a totally hands-free, touch-free and voice-free manner. It does so by tracking one’s facial gestures through a simple webcam. This will then be translated into mouse commands for precise and responsive mouse control. A user will then be able to initiate a click, scroll or drag through the simple act of smiling, and those who suffer from spinal cord injury, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and carpal tunnel syndrome can take advantage of it. The most recent version 1.2 software will incorporate multiple improvements. This enables one to enjoy increased user productivity, not to mention added customization of the Smyle Mouse experience.
Basically, as long as your machine runs on Windows 7 or newer, you will be able to take advantage of the Smyle Mouse. Definitely beats the conventional explanation of the mouse for sure!