FaceMOUSE is a mouse assistive device that adapts itself to the person’s movements, which makes it suitable for people with cerebral palsy and other motorial disabilities. It doesn’t take precise control over one’s head movements in order to use FaceMOUSE, but people affected by spasticity, dystonia or who have very limited motorial capabilities also can effectively use it.
- It is suited to people with spastic tetraplegic cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy.
- It uses a webcam to acquire the images of the movements of the user and transforms them into commands that make it possible to control the computer.
- It includes functions that allow the use of the computer to adapt to any movement that the user can perform voluntarily, no matter the precision.
- Users can write, move the mouse cursor, surf the Internet, access other programs, and play videogames without using their hands, voice, or switches, and instead of using easy movements in front of a webcam.
- The software uses artificial vision and intelligence techniques to adapt itself to the person, much in the same way water takes the shape of its container.