Samsung Electronics Unveils EYECAN+ Eye Mouse for People with Disabilities

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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FREMONT, CA: Samsung Electronics introduces its second-generation eye mouse, EYECAN+, for the people with disabilities who can’t operate simple task on computer helping them compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through normal eye movement.

The users don’t need to wear any devices like glasses or lens to use EYECAN+ mouse, the single-unit portable box situated below the monitor. The eye mouse works on the user’s eye movement by calibrating it wirelessly.

EYECAN+ users have to be 60cm to 70cm far from monitor and they can choose any relaxed position. The tool remembers each eye’s characteristics after first calibration. The sensitivity for calibration as well for actual use can be adjusted manually.

After calibration, EYECAN+ user interface as a pop-up menu in two different modes, one in rectangular board and other in floating wheel, will be appeared on the monitor. Both menus consist of 18 different commands that can be configured to remain at the fore of screen. All the 18 commands can be operated using eye movement and blink. The command can be selected by directly looking at the relevant icon and blinking once. 18 commands contain operations such as ‘copy,’ ‘paste,’ ‘select all,’ ‘drag and drop,’ ‘scroll’ and ‘zoom in.’ Additionally, users can create custom commands by combining existing keystroke commands such as ‘close program’ with ‘Alt+F4’ and ‘print’ with ‘Ctrl+P’.

SiJeong Cho, VP of Community Relations at Samsung Electronics, states that EYECAN+ will not be commercialized and manufactured a limited quantity to donate to charity organizations. The technology and design, involved in EYECAN+, will be made open source and accessible to company and organizations that wish to commercialize the eye mouse.