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Pierrou

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I made this small Android app this afternoon. It was meant for a patient at the hospital who's lost the ability to speak and can barely move his arm.
Approx. 300 lines, very simple code using Mojo2, yet it might be useful.
It's working on my old low end noname tablet.
 

Pierrou

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There are better devices, namely eye-tracking devices for example, which would allow him to control a computer with his eyes, which would let him use alternate communication apps with vocal synthesis and all, but they are very expensive, I've never seen them myself. The patient is on his own in France with his relatives far away for years, minimal (/no) money and health insurance so all I can do is try to be creative, bring my own cheap hardware and leave it in his room.

What I like about CerberusX is having an idea on a day and being able to turn it into an android app within a few hours (I'm slow at coding and had to figure out once again how to use Mojo2 and virtual resolution, on one hand, and to set my computer up to build android apps - following Martin's post in the Android section allowed me to do it). I was glad to still be able to do an android app by just clicking on a button, thanks to the CerberusX team!
 

Phil7

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Jun 26, 2017
I like the positive style of your app. Very inviting to work with.
... and it starts me thinking about possible options of input designs for these kind of apps. About 25 years ago I was working with disabled children and played a lot with optimizing their stearing/controller tools from a practikal try and error standpoint.
 

Pierrou

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It's all about try and error :)
Thanks for the feedback if it works well I might expand it a bit and add a few options so that some other people would benefit from it too?
@mike Zdravo means "hello" in Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian (that's where the patient is from, so he usually uses English words with us)
 

Pierrou

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Yeah many technologies out there and no need to constantly reinvent the wheel probably...
@Phil7 you wrote "and it starts me thinking about possible options of input designs for these kind of apps. " and it is indeed interesting to work on disability, in a close partnership with people with disability.

I tried the app with the patient this morning (yes it is Sunday in France too, but...) he quickly managed to use the buttons the right way but he wanted to point at the letters directly, which he seemed to be able to do, so I have to change a few things so that he can really use it.

While watching the patient trying to write stuff on the tablet I was wondering which kind of app we could develop to try to entertain people like him with very limited motor control... I know Microsoft put a special controller last year, looks interesting...
 

SLotman

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Jul 3, 2017
Maybe games like 'one button games', stuff that you just touch the screen and something happens.

Like Flappy Bird, for example. You touch and the bird flies. Of course, nothing *that* fast.
Games like "Reigns" could be nice too.
 
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