If you’ve ever thought of using your face to control your smartphone then you would be happy to know that you can now do it, thanks to the Eva Facial Mouse. Eva Facial Mouse is an app developed by CREA, a company devoted to research and the development of innovative software features.
Eva Facial Mouse and How it Works
The app was developed for people with amputations, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or other disabilities which causes the inability to use one’s hand. However, the app can also be used for people who just don’t feel like using their hands at the moment.
EVA Facial Mouse is a free and open source application that allows the access to functions of your Smartphone by tracking the user’s face captured through the front-facing camera. Based on the movement of the face, the app allows the user to control a pointer on the screen, just like a mouse, which provides direct access to most elements of the user interface.
However, due to the restrictions of the Android platform, there are some limitations. For one, not all browsers work with this so it is recommended that you use Chrome Browsers. Also, while using the app, other apps that require the use of camera won’t work for obvious reasons.
How To download and Use Eva Facial Mouse
Now that you know what the app is all about, we can go ahead and figure out how to use it. The process is pretty simple and has been made so in order to help the ease of use.
First things, you’ll need to download the Eva Facial Mouse from the Google Play Store. The app weighs just 20MB.
After downloading, Launch the app and accept all permissions request by the app then switch on accessibility.
After that, choose a keyboard and use polarity Horizontal 10 vertical 12. The remaining steps from here on out are pretty much self-explanatory and once you’re done, you can start controlling your smartphone with your face.
However, you should know that not all smartphones are supported and the list of smartphones supported for now are Asus, BQ, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Xiaomi, ZOPO, Lenovo. if you have any smartphone from any of list Smartphone maker then you should be able to use the Eva Facial Mouse. If you happen to run into any bug or issues while using the app then be sure to report it to the developers so they can fix it.