Name of the Technology : Gem (Gestures with Mouse)
Disability Sector : Locomotor Disability
Function : Mobility/ Holding aids, Aids for computer/ mobile or any other gadget operation
Category of research : Upgradation of existing technology/product, New technology/product (not existing in the country)
Brief description of the product/ technology:
ABOUT GEM (GEstures with Mouse)
Welcome to GEM (GEstures with Mouse)...! It is an input mechanism which uses gestures as input to the system. Gestures can be drawn using a mouse or some equivalent device like touch pad, joystick, pen tablet etc.
This Input mechanism is intended for people suffering with different kinds of motor disabilities, who may face problems in using mouse and keyboard in conventional way. Hence, it provides them with an alternate and effective mechanism for using the system to perform various tasks such as navigation, executing commands & keyboard short-cuts, and launching applications etc. on Linux desktop.
• Easy and stress free gesture drawing
• User can create his drawing gestures and can map that gesture to command, keys and text.
• It supports discontinuous gestures also, eventually user can create more number of gestures.
• Gestures can be drawn not only using mouse but also like touch pad, joystick, pen tablet etc.
GEM (GEstures with Mouse) is available as a Free and Open Source product released under GPLv3. It can be downloaded from http://accessibledesktop.in/?q=gem or http://sourceforge.net/projects/gem-cdac/ .
• There have been almost 250 downloads so far of GEM since its first release.
• GEM has also been demonstrated and deployed in over 15 disability related organisations.
Readiness level of the product/technology: Pre-productization form (beta lavel)
Anticipated time to reach the next readiness level:
Anticipated time for the technology/product to come in the market: 0 to 6 months
Any Hindrance(s) being faced w.r.t. the development of product/technology: Lack of user awareness
Anticipated cost: Free and Open Source Software
Dr. M. Sasi Kumar Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC),
Near Bharati Vidyapeeth,
Opp. Kharghar Railway Station,