TECHNOLOGY

2011 08 23

Control your computer without mouse or keyboard

A group of young Turkish engineers developed software that recognizes mimics and thus helps controlling computers without using mouse or keyboard.

The software developed by engineers from Middle East Technical University (ODTU) enables commanding the computer through different acts such as smiling, frowning, laughing, winking, tooth-grinding and some other facial expressions.

An apparatus is placed on the head to function the software called MIMIK, mimic in Turkish, and the mouse can be moved on the screen by associating facial expressions with the device.

It will be possible to surf on the net, read newspapers, chat on social networks, send e-mails, watch videos, play games and start programs, in short, almost everything that can be done with a mouse and keyboard, thanks to this software.

ODTU engineers are now working on another software project, which would enable controlling computers through brain waves.

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