"Google's innovative new features make the Sesame phone exponentially more affordable and accessible to the millions of people around the world who are otherwise unable to use smartphones," said Sesame Enable Founder & CEO Oded Ben Dov. "Until now, users had to purchase a device that we pre-installed with our custom ROM. With the Android's new API, our technology can be streamlined, and access to it is as simple as downloading an app."
Google recently announced a beta for voice control to command some primary Android functions.
The Sesame Enable app will allow people with disabilities to utilize ALL smartphone functions and apps, making all aspects of the smartphone fully accessible to them. Face-tracking, point scanning and eye-tracking are features that will allow millions of people with motor disabilities to use a smartphone independently for the first time in their lives.
Google has been a major player in the campaign to improve technological accessibility for people with disabilities.
This year, Google's philanthropic arm donated $1 million in order for Sesame Enable to provide its technology for free to every single Israeli who needs it. The project, administered by Israel's Beit Issie Shapiro, is ongoing, and is empowering people with disabilities who were until recently disconnected from their loved ones and required the near-constant assistance of aids in order to communicate.
About Sesame Enable
Sesame Enable developed the first completely touch-free smartphone, created for people with disabilities by people with disabilities.
Sesame's co-founders are Giora Livne, a quadriplegic veteran and former engineer, and Oded Ben Dov, a talented young app developer who left the gaming world to create the Sesame phone.
Powered by voice control and cutting-edge head-tracking technology, the Sesame Phone opens a new world of communication and independence to a population that needs it most: quadriplegics, people suffering from ALS, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, severe arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and others who have limited to no use of their hands.