Adopting a straightforward approach, the application works with eye tracking utilities as well, allowing users to quickly select the necessary characters through movements and eye blinking.
A streamlined and intuitive interface
Once you launch the application for the first time, you will notice that the main window is a text matrix, which contains all the basic symbols, pictograms and letters that a keyboard usually contains.
Additionally, a simple and user-friendly text editor will be opened along with the program, allowing you to view each character you press on the virtual keyboard.
Enter text using different modes
Another important function of ECTkeyboard is that it enables you to write texts using various modes. You can either enter the text you are interested in using the ‘step-by-step’ mode, in which the program automatically highlights one character after another, then you choose the character through eye movements or other pre-defined actions, or accessing the ‘Coordinate’ mode where you are required to indicate the row or the column before actually selecting the desired character.
The third mode that the application supports, entitled ‘Virtual keyboard’, allows you to work with a mouse and choose the characters you want manually.
Finally, the ‘Cursor holding coordinate’ mode allows you to insert a new character into the default text editor only by holding down the selected key.
Adjust the color of each individual character
For those who need to personalize the appearance of the application, ECTkeyboard enables them to adjust the color and the font type of each element of the text matrix.
Since the program uses a hexadecimal system of color representation, you are able to choose what color you are interested in and personalize each character effortlessly.
Type text using eye-tracking tools or a virtual keyboard
To conclude, ECTkeyboard proves to be an effective and reliable solution especially intended for users with reduced motor skills who need to type text through blinking or simply using a virtual keyboard.
ECTkeyboard is a program that allows individuals with reduced motor skills to type text letter by letter. It also supports direct input of characters from the virtual keyboard through contracting a muscle or a group of muscles, drawing the air 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.