"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.
Have Your Say! - Add your comment or discuss this article on our FaceBook Page.
|Interesting Similar Topics|
|1 : Screen Reader Plus Keyboard Helps Blind, Low-Vision Users Browse Modern Webpages : University of Washington.|
|2 : HopkinsPD Smartphone App Helps Doctors Track Severity of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms : Johns Hopkins University.|
|3 : Cleen App Aims to Improve UK Public Washroom Standards and Accessibility : Sarah Jenkin-Jones.|
|4 : Libby App Enables Free Ebooks and Audiobooks From the Library : Rakuten OverDrive.|
|5 : Mobile Phone App to Control Diabetes May be Possible Someday : Rutgers University.|
|From our Disability and Health Apps section - Full List (116 Items)|
Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.
Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.
Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.
|1 : Eating at Night, Sleeping By Day Alters Key Blood Proteins|
|2 : Interior Car Temperature Can Become Life-threatening for Children in an Hour|
|3 : 20 New Episodes of Letters to Lynette with Dr. Lynette Louise to Air on The Autism Channel in 2018|
|4 : Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by US Olympic Committee|
|5 : Help Your Child in School by Adding Language to The Math|
|6 : 50% of Retirees Saw Little or No COLA Increase in Net 2018 Social Security Benefits|
|7 : Turnstone Endeavor Games Concludes with National Records Broken|
|8 : Spinning in Circles and Learning From Myself by Tsara Shelton|