ECTkeyboard (EyeComTec Keyboard) is a program that allows individuals with reduced motor skills to type text letter by letter. The program works with eye tracking applications (for example, ECTtracker and similar programs), allowing to select characters in a text matrix through eye movements and blinking. It also supports direct input of characters from the virtual keyboard through contracting a muscle or a group of muscles, drawing the air or other means available to people with limited motor skills.
The main window of the program is a text matrix with a set of symbols or pictograms, the appearance and the order of which can be customized by the user. ECTkeyboard allows to enter text using different methods : Step by step- mode , in which the program highlights one character after another , and the user selects the desired character through blinking or other accessible action; Coordinate mode ( when the selection is made horizontally and vertically) where the user first indicates the row or the column before selecting the desired character in them; Separating regime, where the entire text matrix gets divided in two, after being selected the part containing the desired letter splits in its turn, and so –on until a single character is selected ; Virtual keyboard mode allows to work with a mouse or another manipulator device. Operating modes are suitable for different groups of users with limited motor skills; all typed text is registered to a file.
ECTkeyboard has a simple interface, but at the same time a plurality of customizable settings. Almost any parameter can be modified - the number of letters in a row or column, matrix colors, colors and font style of a selected cell or to the entry delay, allowing to choose the most comfortable work pace, avoid fatigue and make working with ECTkeyboard as comfortable as possible. All settings can be imported to files allowing to quickly switch them.
ECTcamera supports the following features - launching from the command line using the advanced settings, selecting the configuration file and setting the camera initialization time. To select one of the existing configuration files you must use the c key and indicate in quotation marks the name of the desired file. The “screenshot key-” will allow you to specify the camera initialization delay in milliseconds. Different models have different launch delays - from tenths of a second to several seconds. Precise-configuration will produce the desired delay and allow not missing the live video, which is important when creating screenshots.
In this way, it is possible to use the program for automatic launch (for ex. to create screenshots with a certain frequency) and subsequent shutdown. Thanks to this ECTcamera will not constantly occupy the memory of the computer, which may be critical for some low budget notebooks.
In addition, you can use ECTcamera to work with any task scheduler, associate the program launch to a specific event (clicking on a button, receiving e-mail, and so on), and also use an app to work with different types of cameras and different settings - selecting the configuration files at startup from the command line allows you to switch all valid program settings "on the fly".
All this the makes the exploitation of ECTcamera easy and convenient.
This software is not reviewed yet.
ECTmouse is an application which emulates cursor movement and mouse button clicks by using any keyboard. This program is part of the assistive technologies complex and works effectively with a personal computer for those with limited motor functions.
ECTlistener allows the user suffering from paralysis or extremely reduced mobility to work with virtual keyboards and type text letter-by-letter via making any noise or sound possible (sniffing, inhaling/exhaling, blowing on microphone etc.).
ECTmorse is a program designed to help sufferers of paralysis by allowing them to type using Morse code. The program may be used on nearly any PC or laptop because of its low system requirements, and is fully featured and customizable.
ECTtracker is an eye-tracking AAC program, allowing the real-time analysis of the user's eye (open or closed). ECTtracker implements low cost computer mediated communication for people suffering from various forms of paralysis.
ECTkeyboard is a program that allows individuals with significantly reduced muscular activity (ex paralysis sufferers, quadriplegic patients) to type messages and even lengthy texts letter-by-letter via pressing only one physical button.