Perceptive Devices releases Version 1.2 of its gesture control software, the Smyle Mouse.

The Smyle Mouse is completely hands-free, touch-free, and voice-free. Instead, it is engineered to help enable persons with disabilities (such as spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and carpal tunnel syndrome) to control their computer’s mouse via facial gestures.

The mouse works by tracking the user’s facial gestures via a webcam, and translating them into commands. By simply smiling, a user can initiate a click, a scroll, or a drag.

Version 1.2 of Smyle Mouse goes even further by incorporating multiple movements, allowing for more customization and increased user productivity, according to a media release from Mason, Ohio-based Perceptive Devices.

The software is designed for devices running Microsoft Windows Operating System version 7 and above.

[Source(s): Perceptive Devices, PR Newswire]