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Sick Of Using Voice Recognition

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#1 Stand


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:24 PM

I know there are many other pieces of technology out there to use rather than just voice recognition software. Someone recently told me about some kind of program that will follow your eyes but I cannot find anything regarding it. Does anybody know anything about this or have any other suggestions? Thanks a lot!

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:56 PM

I know there are many other pieces of technology out there to use rather than just voice recognition software. Someone recently told me about some kind of program that will follow your eyes but I cannot find anything regarding it. Does anybody know anything about this or have any other suggestions? Thanks a lot!

Hi there!

There is a technology called eye tracking that can be used as an assistive device for computer control and communication. By detecting and tracking your pupil, the device can use your eye movement to control a computer mouse completely hands free. This allows you to type on an onscreen keyboard, click icons with blinking or dwelling on the image, and even scroll down a page. Some eye trackers are mounted on a monitor and track your eyes remotely, while others are worn like glasses. Both have their benefits and downsides. I would say that price is the biggest inhibiting factor for these devices becoming more widely available. I work for a company, called Eye-Com Corporation, that has developed a wearable eye tracking device. We don't have a product ready for sale yet, but will on the market in the very near future. Here is the link to the website if you want more information: http://eyecomcorp.co...chnology/ec7t/. I hope this helps!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:04 PM

Voice recognization sucked for me, wouldn't get the words right and if I did manage to get a sentence out the damn thing would delete itself!

There are many programs that say you can use a webcam to track movement, the ones I have tried are junk and a waste of time.

What you might try is a smartnav-4 from naturalpoint. I have had mine for 4 years and its still working great. It uses a special camera that sits on top the screen and a reflective dot that goes on your forehead or glasses. When you move your head it moves the mouse on the screen.

You can use a dwell clicker or a switch to click, I used the dwell clicker for the first 2 years and it worked but kinda limited things I could do, then I got a sip-n-puff switch and it is so much better and I would recommend using some sort of switch to click but you can get by with the dwell clicker.

They are kinda spendy, about $500 for the one that allows dwell and switch clicking, and $400 for dwell clicking only. I would go with the $500 one even if you don't plan on getting a switch at first.

Having control of the mouse you can type with a onscreen keyboard like click-n-type but its kinda slow, I have found dasher works great to type longer stuff. It takes a little time to get used to how it works, but its so much faster than the onscreen keyboard.

Anyways thats what has worked best for me.

Natural point Smartnav- http://www.naturalpoint.com/smartnav/

Click-n-type- http://www.lakefolks.org/cnt/

Dasher- http://www.inference...m.ac.uk/dasher/

I don't work for any of them, just a happy user.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:00 AM

Hi, I'm a C2 32 years post, I've pretty much tried it all. The best product n the market unfortunately isn't being made ant more, but there's a new one, better than the 2 mentioned aböve and it's free. Try givetech.com, it's a wireless mouse converted to a visor, the visor sucks, cut the brim off and put it on a baseball cap with sticky back Velcro unfortunately it only has dwell, but I mae a sip n puff switch for it, if they're still in business, meaning you can get one you can email me at uly7@att.net, you can also check me out on utube my channel is hannablehaims, I skydive, fly stunt kites' motorcycle/w sidecar, target shoot and more. Try it you can do everything on a computer fast!
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