About Camera Mouse Suite
The classical Camera Mouse is a free program that
enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving
your head (or foot or finger). It can be downloaded at our sister wesite www.CameraMouse.org
The Camera Mouse Suite is the "beta version" or
"research version" of Camera Mouse. It is free and provides a suite of
programs, including the classicial version of the Camera Mouse. The Camera Mouse Suite provides the additional
- Blink Detection: The standard Camera Mouse
produces mouse clicks if the mouse pointer is stationary for a period of
time. If you hold the mouse pointer over a button for a set amount of time,
usually a second, then the Camera Mouse will click on the button. With the
Camera Mouse Suite, the user can click by blinking. To click, the user must
close his or her eyes for a while (0.5 seconds or longer) so that the computer
can distinguish this voluntary blink from (much shorter) involuntary blinks.
- Eyebrow Clicker: The Camera Mouse Suite can
produce mouse clicks when the user raises his or her eyebrows.
- Participate in Research: Users can participate
in our research study and help further improve the Camera Mouse. A user can
agree to participate in our research through our system. If the user agrees,
the Camera Mouse Suite will start sending information to our server about the
usage of the Camera Mouse Suite. The user can specify the level of information
to send. Messages include tracking loss events, mouse pointer locations, and
click events. Images will not be sent. We will carefully maintain the users'
privacy. The collected information will be invaluable to build a large scale
database of interaction information. We plan to search for patterns in the
mouse pointer trajectories and click events using data mining techniques that
will enable us to improve the interface.
You may download
Mouse 2011 Manual,
a two-page brochure on Camera Mouse, and
a manual explaining the additional functionality of the Camera Mouse Suite:
Camera Mouse Suite 1.0 Manual.
Video demonstrating Eyebrow Clicker & Blink Detection
Video on handling setup problems
Camera Mouse Suite 1.1
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Projections, Department of Computer Science Technical Report
BUCS-2009-006, Boston University. March 10, 2009.
The published material is based upon work supported by the National
Science Foundation under Grants
and the Office of Naval Research under
Grant N000140110444. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science
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