Smartphones for people with limited mobility
- 12 Dec
With everyone having a smartphone these days, they have become an essential in guiding us throughout our day.
We cannot forget the people around us who are simply unable to use them. Sesame is the first smartphone that works for people with disabilities out of the box, originating from Israel.
For people without the use of their hands and limited dexterity, it is impossible to navigate themselves on a smartphone. However, the Sesame phone enables these people to receive a Google Nexus 5 that's preloaded with a special layer of software which makes the device more accessible.
Users are able to use their voice for entering text and composing messages and can also set voice commands which can help them do things like turning on the phone by saying ‘Open Sesame'. The front-facing camera can accurately track head movements that can be used to control an on-screen cursor so users can navigate app menus, scroll their social networks, and play games all without touching the phone. Sesame is currently continuing to seek funding via Indiegogo.
Read more here.
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