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How to Control Your Android Smartphone With Your Face

You think it's Impossible to control your smartphone using your face and head? You're Wrong. Android has many functionality with the help of different applications or softwares that divides its tasks in many ways. 

There is really no limit as to what man can achieve with his imagination. For whatever can be imagined can be realized: it is just a matter of time. Truly the wonders of mobile computing continue to stretch beyond boundaries.  

Have you ever imagined controlling your mobile device with just your face or head? You may think it is fiction, but it is already possible; thanks to an app called Eva Facial Mouse developed by “Fundacion Vodafon Espana” (Spanish Vodafone Foundation).


How To Control Your Android Smartphone With Your Face

You can do this with the help of this app called EVA FACIAL MOUSE

EVA FACIAL MOUSE is a free and open source application that allows the access to functions of a mobile device by means of tracking the user face captured through the frontal camera.

Based on the movement of the face, the app allows the user to control a pointer on the screen (i.e., like a mouse),which provides direct access to most elements of the user interface


This application works on many Android smartphones but some aren't good having it at all. Meanwhile, I have tried it on Infinix, Tecno and Samsung Smartphones and it was very good.

This application is mainly created for those having disabilities particularly the handicaps or those who are lazy touching their phone.

You will definitely find this interesting when shaking your head to get your Android Phone controlled and with a mouse as well.

Requirements:

  • You need a smartphone running on Android 4.1 smartphone and above.
  • You need a smartphone powered by Dual core processor and higher.
  • You need a smartphone with front facing camera.
  • Long screen phone will also be better but optional.

Download Eva Facial Mouse Below:

You can download Eva Facial Mouse from Google Playstore. After installation, enable your facial in your settings and other set up are very easy as the App will guide you through.


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People with amputations, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or other disabilities may control their phone with this app.

How to Control you android with Eva Facial Mouse

  • Step 1: Install Eva Facial Mouse

Download and install the app from the Playstore and launch it.

  • Step 2: Grant the app permissions

Grant the necessary permissions that the app requires by tapping on OK. On the accessibility menu that comes up, toggle on the switch at the top right corner and tap OK to enable the app.

Accept the terms and conditions by clicking OK. For Android 6.0 or higher devices, ensure to tap “Allow” in the pop-up to grant additional permissions.

  • Step 3: Set the app as your default keyboard

On the setup wizard screen that follows, tap Next twice to get into the Keyboard menu. Tap the Settings button at the center of the screen.

You will then be taken to the system’s main Settings menu. Select the Language & Input settings and under the Keyboards and Input section, tap on “Choose keyboards” or “Choose input method” as the case maybe. Next, select the Eva Facial Mouse as a keyboard.

However, if you are using an Android N device, select “Virtual keyboards” and then tap the “Manage keyboards” button at the bottom. Enable the Eva keyboard and tap OK. Go back one level and tap “Current keyboard” and choose the app from the list.

If you device is running Android Kitkat, tap on Default keyboard option and select Eva Facial Mouse to set it as default.  For phones that do not have the “Current keyboard” option, click on any text input field and from the notification bar select the app from the keyboard list. After successfully setting up the app, the screen should look like the one below:

  • Step 4: Calibrate the facial tracker

If you successfully set the app as the default keyboard, the app will then try to detect your face. Position your Android device so that it faces you while your head is in a natural position. A small viewfinder comes up at the top of the screen. Position your face to center it in the viewfinder.

When the app says “face detected”, tap the Next button.

Next, a mouse pointer will then appear. And whenever you move your head, the pointer follows the direction of your movement. You can set the speed of the pointer’s movement by adjusting the pointer speed.

Click the Next button and read the instructions on how to use the pointer. When you are done, you can now control your android device using your head.

  • Step 5: Using the app

Finally, to select any of the UI elements, just hover to any app and allow the pointer rest on the app for a few seconds. Two options pop up – click and long click. Move your head to select your option and watch the resulting wonder.

There is also a dock menu at the edge of the screen to give you quick access to some functions such as minimizing or going back.  In case you want to scroll through a screen, the app presents to you icons above or beneath to help you do just that.

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