teleControl Keyboard

for Mac OS X






teleControl Keyboard

Control your iMac/MacBook without a mouse and keyboard

The Full version is available at cybStore.

Description

teleControl Keyboard innovative application by cyb allows the user to control the system mouse point using the movements of his face and use the Virtual Keyboard instead of the normal keyboard device of the iMac/MacBook.

Technology

teleControl Keyboard application uses the emerging technologies of Brain Computer Interface (BCI),a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device and Computer Vision(CV), a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding high-dimensional data from the real world.

Features

for Full version
  • Control the mouse pointer using the movements of the user’s face/head
  • 3 ‘click’ methods: 1  method for all users plus 2 ‘click’ methods for users who own a Brain-wave headset
  • Virtual resizable keyboard
  • Forward typing to any other running application (e.g. Pages, TextEdit, Safari)
  • Map mouse movements to Arrow Keys (e.g. Mouse up movement to Up Arrow key)
  • Configurable speed and sensitivity of the mouse pointer
  • Activity monitor

Requirements

Mac OS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

iSight camera

Optional for full version:

Neurosky MindWave + ThinkGear Connector app





FAQ

What is teleControl Keyboard?
teleControl Keyboard is a Mac application, a head control system, that enables you to control the system mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head. It also includes a virtual keyboard so you can type text by using it. 

teleControl Keyboard application uses the emerging technologies of Brain Computer Interface (BCI),a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device and Computer Vision(CV), a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding high-dimensional data from the real world.

What is teleControl Keyboard for?
teleControl Keyboard can be used by everybody. It can also be used by people with physical disabilities, people who cannot move their hands to control a mouse. To use teleControl Keyboard a person needs to be able to control the movement of his head.

Is it possible to perform a Click?
Yes.  teleControl Keyboard supports 3 methods to perform a click. 2 of the three click methods use BCI(Brain Computer Interface) technology, so the user needs to own a Brainwave headset.

Can i use teleControl Keyboard without a Brainwave headset?
Yes. You can use the “Long mouse over” method to perform a virtual click.

Is it possible to perform a Right-Click?
Yes. To right-click you need to press the ‘Alt’ button on the virtual keyboard and then every new virtual click will be a right-click unless you press the ‘Alt’ key again.

What is the right distance between face and camera?
teleControl Keyboard application can detect a face, in most cases, from 30cm to 80cm away from the iSight camera.

Is it possible to control another application?
Yes. teleControl Keyboard controls the system mouse pointer so you can use it as a normal physical mouse. You can also forward the key strokes of the virtual keyboard to any other running application. For example, you can type text in TextEdit using teleControl Keyboard.

Is it possible to control a game using teleControl Keyboard?
In most cases yes. If the game is being controlled by mouse movements you don’t have to make any extra configuration. In case the game is being controlled by Arrow Keys you need to select the game application name from the “Forward keys to” drop-down menu and enable Key Arrows Mapping feature. Flash games in a browser, in most of the cases, can not be used with Key Arrows Mapping feature.

Is there a case that the application can not detect my face?
Yes. teleControl Keyboard uses advanced algorithms for face recognition and in most cases, up to 97%, it will function normally. However, in some cases, up to 3%, the application will not detect a face.

If your face can not be detected, try changing the lighting in the room. Perhaps there is a bright window behind you or shades on your face. 

Can i wear glasses while using teleControl Keyboard?
Yes, in most of the cases. However,  wearing glasses will make the face recognition slower or even impossible in some cases.

Will teleControl Keyboard work in a really dark room?
No, your face must be clearly visible on the camera.

What are the supported Brainwave devices?
Currently the supported device is Neurosky MindWave Mobile.

Please notice, if you own a Mindwave Mobile headset, ThinkGear App also needs to be installed and running.

What versions of Mac OS are supported?
teleControl Keyboard should work on 64-bit only 10.6 and newer.

How is teleControl Keyboard being supported?
All registered users of teleControl Keyboard can visit http://support.cyb.gr to submit a support ticket request.

Update / Versions
All registered users of teleControl Keyboard will receive free of charge minor versions updates until a major version update is done.

The name

The name came from the Greek 'τηλε'(tele), meaning far, and the English 'control'.

The logo

The logo was created by orfikdesign - www.orfikdesign.com