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Bringing Smile and Head Mouse Control to AAC and Eye Tracking Devices

  • Published: 2017-10-25 : Perceptive Devices LLC (percept-d.com).
  • Synopsis: Perceptive Devices and Tobii Dynavox partner to bring Smile and Head Mouse Control to AAC and eye tracking devices.

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Quote: "Our technology 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, Cerebral Palsy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..."

Perceptive Devices LLC announced today a worldwide, multi-year partnership agreement with Tobii Dynavox (a business unit of Tobii AB) to bring a new generation of hands-free and voice-free control for those with physical difficulties. This partnership gives users of Tobii Dynavox's products a new option to control their devices using only eye gaze and gentle smiles, without the use of hands, voice, mouse, keyboard or adaptive switches.

Perceptive Devices' award-winning head mouse and gesture control technology allows users to achieve mouse control in a completely hands-free, touch-free, and voice-free fashion.

Their software product, Smyle Mouse, tracks users' head motions and 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.

Users can also use the smile gesture as a novel access method to exercise switch control over their AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) software and devices.

"Our technology 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, Cerebral Palsy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome," said Uday Parshionikar, Founder and CEO of Perceptive Devices LLC. "Pairing our facial expressions based head mouse control with Tobii's gold standard eye tracking technology is a match made in heaven for users looking for a simple yet powerful hands-free and voice-free control solution."

Video Clip: Smyle Mouse Head Mouse Demo

About This Video: Video demonstration of Smyle Mouse, the next-gen head mouse. The game Angry Birds is being played without the use of hands, The mouse is being completely controlled via head motions and smiling.

Tobii AB is the global leader in eye tracking.

Tobii Dynavox makes specially designed computers that are controlled by eye movement or touch screens for use by people with special needs.

Tobii Dynavox will start including a full version of Smyle Mouse on all its I-Series products (such as I-15+ and I-12+ products) in Q3 2017.

A trial version of Smyle Mouse will be included with its Indi products as well as bundled with its standalone eye tracking peripherals in a similar timeframe.

To get a 14 days free trial of Smyle Mouse, the next-gen head mouse software, visit https://smylemouse.com and click the "Start Free Trial" button.

Learn More About Perceptive Devices LLC

Perceptive Devices LLC is a Mason, Ohio company that provides patented and patent pending technology for hands-free and voice-free control of electronics devices. Their technology can be used to control traditional computing devices (such as desktop PC's, laptops and tablets), smart phones, as well as Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality devices such as smart glasses, using a combination of head motions, facial expressions, and eye gaze. Their Smyle Mouse software product is the next-generation in head mouse technology that allows hands-free and voice-free control of Microsoft Windows devices via a regular web-cam.

Perceptive Devices was recognized as a winner by the CEA (CTA) Foundation as part of their "Technology That Improves Lives" contest in 2015. The Smyle Mouse head mouse software won the People's Choice Award at the RESNA 2017 conference. Their US Patent #9,013,264 ("Multipurpose controller for electronic devices, facial expressions management and drowsiness detection") is highly cited in the field of gesture control and Augmented / Virtual / Mixed Reality.

For more information, visit http://percept-d.com and https://smylemouse.com

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