Windows Head Control
Hello Accessibility Team,
We wanted to reach you since we had some feedback from our customers. I am writing on behalf on Glassouse Assistive Device team and would like to share a suggestion of ours.
Our product is a hybrid glass-mouse using a 9-axis gyroscope to detect the head movements for dragging mouse cursors. Right now our new version of GlassOuse can be used with our highly adaptable switch control options - G-Switch Series to do the clicking actions or without them via dwell software.
For right clicks, drag-n-drop, scroll etc. we suggest to use a 3rd party software on Windows yet with macOS, we can use GlassOuse directly without any trouble thanks to the built-in Dwell and Switch Control options on Sierra.
Microsoft Eye Control panel and its function are a perfect match for GlassOuse and offer more than we would like to combine as a control interface yet it is only compatible with eye tracking systems.
We would like to cooperate on a possible developing process with Microsoft Accessibility Team and we are more than ready to share all necessary support from our side to be the pioneer on Microsoft's future head control system.
Henry Nash commented
If you add head tracking, please design the API in an open way so other vendors and open source systems can also use it. For example, I use eViacam for head tracking which is an open source software. I use head tracking with Precision Gaze Mouse and others also use it with Talon, another mouse control software that supports eye and head tracking. I would love to use these technologies alongside shape writing for example.
Thank you for your feedback. We’ve shared your information with the Eye Control team and someone will be reaching out to you.
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