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GlassOuse: the world’s first assistive mouse

Published: February 1, 2017  |  Source: interne.st

GlassOuse is a device developed for people with disabilities to control technology HANDS FREE. GlassOuse involves complex features such as 9 Axis gyroscope and smart battery. To use: simply connect via Bluetooth to device, control cursor via head movements and bite to make a click.


Who needs GlassOuse?

Anyone can use Glassouse to control devices HANDS FREE, especially people who are not able to use hands.

The product is designed for, but not limited to, people with the listed conditions:

  1. Traumatic Brain: Intracranial Bleeding, Brain Contusion, Concussion, Intracranial hemorrhage, Epidural, Subdural;
  2. Stroke: Mca and Asa Infarctions, Lacunar Infarctions;
  3. Brain Tumors: Glial Tumors, Metastases;
  4. Spinal Cord Injury: Cervical Injury, Cervical Disc Hernia, Central Cord Syndrome;
  5. Cervical Surgical Operations;
  6. Brachial Plexus And Peripheral Nerve Injury and Some Shekels After Vascular or Orthopedic Surgical;
  7. Myopathies: Acquired, Congenital;
  8. Cerebral Palsy: Prenatal, Antenatal, Postnatal;
  9. Multiple Sclerosis;
  10. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis;
  11. Muscular Dystrophy: Becker Dystrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Scapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy;
  12. Spinal Muscular Atrophy;
  13. Shekel Of Central Nervous System Infections: Guillen Barre Syndrome, Polymyositis;
  14. Amputation: Tetraplegia, Dysmelia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Multiple sclerosis (MS), Repetitive strain injury (RSI), Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral palsy (CP).

How it all started?

This is a real story that happened few years ago.

This is Caner Cem Marti on the picture, a 20-year-old young man, who loves sports and travelling. On 5 July 2010, he dived into the sea during his travels in Bartin and seriously injured his spine so that, even after complex surgery, he had to remain in bed.

This was and is a tragedy for Caner. Now he cannot move his arms or legs, neither he can travel like he used to. The accident has created a considerable amount of difficulties to Caner’s life. For instance, he could not use any of his devices. And we all know how digital and online world became a part of everyday life, so that we cannot even leave our homes without taking one or more pieces of technology with us.

For majority of people it takes nothing to use smartphones, tablets or PCs , but for Caner someone’s assistance is required. The most common things that we do everyday with technology, such as: dialing, emailing, browsing, or chatting online, are all big challenges for Caner and millions of people like him. Modern technology helps us every day, yet many people are not able to use it as easy as some can—statistics shows that there are over 30 millions of people with different kind of disabilities and most of them are not able to use technology and stay up to date with this fast pace of the world.

“I am always asking myself the same question: can I make Caner’s life easier?” says Caner’s friend, “and that is why I created GlassOuse, which helps Caner and other people like him, to use a smart phone by themselves, just like we do everyday.”

GlassOuse helped not only Caner, but many others as well. For example, famous DJ Luke Santos had an accident and appeared to be limited in his hands movements. Years of struggling made him experience slow productivity in music creating and develpment in industry overall. Then he tried GlassOuse and now can produce music with increased working speed and convinience:

Another example is a painter whos name is Tom Yendell. Tom does not have hands but he remains a great artist and person. Now he can draw using devices and easily access his social media:

Everyday we are happy to see that people use GlassOuse, find it comfortable and easy to use. It is satisfying to see them smiling and giving warm wards about our device. We hope that more people will know about Assistive Technology and its importance in daily life of people with special abilities.

How to use it?

To use it, first, activate Bluetooth on your device, then press “Connect” button, and the app will find and connect to “CEBA GlassOuse.”

After you put GlassOuse on your head, the cursor on the device’s screen will move according to your head movements. When your head is in a centred and comfortable position, the cursor should be in the middle of the screen.

To move the cursor left or right, simply move your head from side to side. Use the same method to slide the cursor up and down.

You can make clicks by biting or pressing blue silicone “Bite click” connected to GlassOuse by flexible cable. This button has been tested 50,000 times under 3 tons pressure so no need to worry about its strength resistance properties.


What are its features?

A 330mAh 3.7v Li-Po CEBA cell is used for GlassOuse. This cell provides up to 10 days of use. The cell can be recharged so you can use it repeatably.


Compatibility

GlassOuse uses Bluetooth connection and can sync with most of Bluetooth supporting devices.

Among them:

  1. Android devices (Mobile phone, Tablet PC, TV);
  2. Windows devices (Mobile phone, Tablet PC, TV, PC);
  3. Linux devices (Tablet PC, PC);
  4. Apple software (PC);
  5. Chrome OS.

Now you can even use GlassOuse to control Smart Home.


What makes it special?

GlassOuse won the prize at The Blackwood Design Awards and was recognized as the best BDA product of 2016.

  • GlassOuse has 9 Axis gyroscope. It has 160 degrees vertical and 180 degrees horizontal angle precision
  • Weights only 50 grams and designed to provide more efficiency and comfort
  • Non – carcinogenic. Materials used are certified by CE and RoHS
  • Sensitivity can be adjusted (3 different options)
  • Smart battery that can be used up to 10 days without recharging. Has sleep mode and can wake up quickly
  • It takes less than a second to type a character
  • Widely and highly compatible with range of devices via Bluetooth

Current business needs

We just want people to be aware of importance of Assitive Technology in life of people with diferent abilities. With more awareness and understanding we can make lives of millions of people easier and bring a little bit of more joy to everyday routine.

Team members

Iana Astakhova – Marketer
Committed to the common goal of the company to deliver good to the community. Finding ways to create awareness among people and organizations concerning importance of assistive technology.

Marina Trushkina – Marketer
We hope that our device will encourage people with different abilities to grab their dreams, help them give their talents to the world for the benefit of society, and also allow companies employ people with different abilities. You never know, we might just create a world where everyone is fulfilled and happy!

Ambassadors

Mehmet Turker – Founder
This project was created when I saw my friend struggling. I wanted to bring some impact to his life and make it a little better. Then I discovered that millions of people go through same experience and have similar conditions. This is how GlassOuse appeared. “GlassOuse comes from the need” and we are glad to see that this project helps people in everyday life.

FAQ

Can i wear GlassOuse with eyeglasses?

Surely you can, nose pads are removable and GlassOuse comfortably rests on top of eyeglasses.

How much is GlassOuse?

It is US$399

How to make clicks?

You can use bite click to make a click. You can use your teeth or lips. Please, do not worry bite click is antibacterial and has RoHS certification. We suggest to use 3rd party free software such as ClickAid or Point-n-Click to make a ‘right click’ and scroll on your PC.

How to set sensitivity?

Setting Mouse Sensitivity You can set the sensitivity in two ways: Navigate to the tablet’s “Menu > Settings >Controls >Language and Access > Mouse/trackpad > Marking speed” and set the desired cursor speed or you can easily set cursor speed in PC. Using the GlassOuse unit: 1.Press the “Click” and “Reset” buttons at the same time. 2.First, release the “Reset” button. After that, release the “Click” button. The LED should begin to flash red. 3.Select the desired pointer speed (slow, medium, or fast) by pressing the “Click” button according to the speed of the red LED light. On the “slow” setting, the LED will flash slowly. On the “medium” setting, it will flash faster, and on the “fast” setting, it will flash the fastest. 4.After making your choice, press “Reset” and activate GlassOuse.


For more information visit: http://glassouse.com/

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