Smyle Mouse for Hands-free Control via Face Gestures

Author: Perceptive Devices, LLC
Published: 2016/10/18 - Updated: 2023/09/14
Publication Type: Product Release / Update - Peer-Reviewed: N/A
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Synopsis: Smyle Mouse allows users to achieve mouse control in a completely hands-free, touch-free and voice-free fashion. Such hands-free control can be very useful to millions of people around the world who experience difficulties in using their hands due to disabilities. Smyle Mouse tracks the user's facial gestures via a simple webcam and translates them into mouse commands for precise and responsive mouse control.

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Perceptive Devices, which provides patented and award winning technology in the field of Human Computer Interaction, announces the latest release of its gesture control software, the Smyle Mouse.

Smyle Mouse allows users to achieve mouse control in a completely hands-free, touch-free and voice-free fashion.

"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," said Jeff Nicklas, USA.

It tracks the user's facial gestures via a simple webcam and translates them into mouse commands for precise and responsive mouse control.

A user can initiate a click, scroll or drag by simply smiling.

Such hands-free control can be very useful to millions of people around the world who experience difficulties in using their hands due to disabilities such as spinal cord injury, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and carpal tunnel syndrome.

The latest release (version 1.2) incorporates multiple improvements allowing for increased user productivity as well as for customization of the Smyle Mouse experience.

The software is designed for devices running Microsoft Windows Operating System (versions 7 and above).

Augmented / Virtual / Mixed Reality (AR/VR/MR) devices can also utilize Perceptive Devices' gestures for a wide variety of applications ranging from industrial maintenance, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, security, defense to medical/surgical applications in order to increase productivity and safety.

The technology allows AR/VR/MR devices to sense users' facial expressions via simple, small sensors embedded in those devices, thereby providing hands-free, touch-free and voice-free control to their users.

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