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ECTkeyboard 74.381.23

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 3.20 MB
Release date: Jan 07 2017
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://eyecomtec.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://eyecomtec.com/70-ECTkeyboard
Country: Switzerland


ECTkeyboard

ECTkeyboard is a program included in a set of assistive applications developed by the EyeComTec Company (www.eyecomtec.com). ECTkeyboard is a virtual keyboard (symbol matrix) where the user can select letters, numbers or even commands by pressing a button or a pedal. This application can also be used in conjunction with eye-tracking devices, allowing users to select a symbol from a matrix by changing their sight direction.

The main idea of ECTkeyboard is to provide paralyzed patients and people with significant motor activity problems with a solution and a possibility to communicate.

The application is totally portable and doesn’t require installation, allowing users to launch it from any external storage device. An unlimited amount of user profiles, as well as the possibility to switch them ‘on the fly’ allows the use of ECTkeyboard in various medical and rehabilitation centers. This application is incredibly convenient to use. Thus, a patient can freely use it in just a couple of minutes after the very first launch.

Users can change the interface layout of the program in order to create a convenient atmosphere. The user can change the number of rows and columns in the matrix of symbols, change the cell order, as well as change colors and various fonts of all the elements of the application. It’s possible to select the size of the font and set a high contrast color scheme, which makes this application comfortable and easy for visually impaired patients. Users can also enable sound confirmation of all highlighted letters or symbols.

Another great and unique feature of ECTkeyboard is the variable speed of matrix symbol iteration. During the first period, when the user is just starting to get used to the application, a low speed of iteration allows them to understand the interface and remember all letter and symbol positions. A high speed can be useful for those who already know the application and can use it for fast text typing.

ECTmouse 1.27.4

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 1.86 MB
Release date: Mar 29 2016
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://eyecomtec.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://eyecomtec.com/50-ECTmouse
Country: Switzerland


ECTmouse

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 suffering from various form of paralysis or significantly reduced motor functions.

ECTmouse emulates vertical, horizontal, and diagonal cursor movements; clicks and double clicks (for right, left, or middle buttons); vertical scrolling; separate pressing and release of buttons.

This program fits various groups of users with limited motor functions, and can be successfully applied in such cases: insufficient hand or arm mobility; impaired fine motor skills, when the user can’t aim, click icons, or any areas of the desktop due to too strong, quick, or intense movements; tremors, when the user can’t click on icons due to uncontrolled shifts of the cursor; hand pains during work with a mouse, as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, various neurological diseases, different types of injuries, and prolonged work at the computer; diseases, which cause temperature exchange problems. In such cases fingertips of the user are too cold, which causes some additional problems during touchpad operation.

Any person without any limits in motor functions can also use ECTmouse. The most common cases and situations are listed below: malfunctions of mouse or laptop touchpad; when it’s necessary to work, but the wireless mouse is charging; to add middle mouse button and scrolling functions (when working with a touchpad, which doesn’t support such functions, or in case of two-buttoned mouse operation); in cases when it’s necessary to obtain precise cursor positioning (up to one pixel) to complete various operations and tasks.

ECTmouse provides the user with a convenient configuration process. Each mouse action can be assigned to any desired key on the keyboard, which allows the user to configure the program for their personal needs and goals.

ECTkeyboard 31.3.2

Type: Freeware
Cost: $0
Size: 2.86 MB
Release date: Nov 19 2015
Platform: Win2000,WinXP,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 10,WinServer,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x64
Publisher’s Site:  http://eyecomtec.com
Publisher’s Product Page:  http://eyecomtec.com/70-ECTkeyboard
Country: Switzerland


ECTkeyboard

ECTkeyboard is an AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) program that allows individuals with reduced motor skills to type text letter-by-letter via pressing only one physical button.

The program can be coupled with eye tracking applications (ECTtracker), 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 (with ECTlistener) 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.