We create affordable solutions for augmentative and alternative communication immediately available to people suffering from significantly impaired mobility
Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) July 23, 2015
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), EyeComTec (LAZgroup SA) announces a major update of its downloadable and affordable software solutions for Alternative and Augmentative Communication. The update allows patients suffering from mild to severe forms of paralysis or significantly impaired mobility to communicate almost effortlessly just by moving a finger, pressing a button or pedal, or making any visible or audible action.
EyeComTec’s software outstrips its competition. Unique and life-changing solutions can make a huge difference to someone’s life and outlook, however, having analyzed the specialized market of computer devices for paralyzed people, EyeComTec came to an upsetting conclusion: the majority of the devices and software are too expensive for physically impaired people and their families to purchase. How many sufferers are left alone with their problems and without having access to any decent means of communicating with others?
In response to this problem, EyeComTec has recently updated its affordable (and free for private non-commercial use) programs that exist solely to allow disadvantaged users to communicate effectively with others. From utilizing EyeComTec’s programs, ECTkeyboard ECTlistener and ECTtracker, with today’s technology, the possibilities for paralyzed patients to communicate are virtually limitless.
ECTkeyboard enables users to use quick, singular keystrokes to type complete phrases or texts. This is especially useful for those who have limited movement or tire quickly due to muscle weakness and fatigue. There is an option to type lengthy groups of text using simple shortened keystrokes on ECTkeyboard. Even when users are unable to move their hands, but they can control any other strong muscle such as their tongue, they will be able to operate a pedal wired directly to a button on ECTkeyboard to communicate.
If the patient is able to use only weak muscles such as a facial expressions, blinking an eye-lid or moving their lips, they can utilize ECTtracker, which is a unique facial expression & eye tracking software program that compares images with samples and analyzes the current state of the user’s eyes (open, closed, one eye opened). For example, based on the state of the eye the software transmits keyboard actions (press/release the space bar) to the receiving program such as ECTkeyboard, enabling the user to type messages simply by the opening and closing of the eyes.
EyeComTec’s third program, ECTlistener, recognises audible actions. Vocal sounds can take the place of muscle activity, allowing patients to communicate. These sounds can be a grunt, a moan, a whistle or click; as long as users can produce a sound, there is an option available to them. By combining ECTkeyboard with ECTlistener, technology has made it possible for these patients to create characters and otherwise complex words and phrases using only limited sounds.
EyeComTec is dedicated to providing those with disabilities and paralysis with tools to communicate effectively in their careers and with loved ones. They achieve this through freeware applications that are immediately available to people from all parts of the globe. Even those with very limited movement and just a small degree of muscular effectiveness are now able to communicate almost effortlessly just by moving a finger, pressing a button or pedal or making any visible or audible actions. That is all it takes to use any of the above software products making ECTkeyboard, ECTlistener and ECTtracker invaluable tools that change lives and the way paralyzed patients communicate with the world around them.
To find out more about EyeComTec or any of their products, including how to set up and use the software, please visit their website at https://eyecomtec.com.
Kretov Kirill (Managing Director / System Architect)
EyeComTec (LAZgroup SA)
Email Address: support(at)eyecomtec(dot)com