Innovative Interfaces: Demonstration & Trial

Innovative Interfaces: Demonstration & Trial

“There’s always a wild side to an innocent face.” — Unknown

Putting our research to the test, IDEATE ATP, David Markowitz joined a top IDEATOR to test our newest tech to see if it stands up to practical use. TM was able to test two systems across a number of platforms to see how the Glassouse and Hawkeye Access holds up during both practical and creative application.

Both the Glassouse device and the Hawkeye Access software system rely on the user’s head and face positioning. The Glassouse device, which is an input selection device worn on the user’s face and clicked by bite or any number of switches, looks at first examination like a pair of glasses. The user has an option, based on preference and abilities, to select items on the screen using a switch in place of a mouse click. TM opted to hold the switch for selection in his hand.

T.M. chooses a hand switch to use with the Glassouse device

T.M. was able to navigate a musical app on a 12 inch iPad Pro. He was able mix drum beats and didn’t want to stop exploring with this interface.

Full steam ahead, T.M. had a go navigating the laptop using Hawkeye Access. Hawkeye is a system that relies on two devices: a phone and a laptop or iPad. Using BluTooth, the phone relays positioning and expressions to the laptop or iPad. The user employs different facial features to drag and drop, click and scroll.

T.M. Using facial recognition while computing

From what we learned, each of these systems would allow individuals access to computing in ways they may have not thought possible before. Thank you, T.M. for being adventurous and including us in this journey.