One of the features that makes the MEDIAssistant RECESS truly unique is the variety of ways that a user can operate it:
Touch—the system’s monitor is a touchscreen with an area with large ‘soft’ buttons that react to the touch of a finger, knuckle, or stylus and don’t require pressure.
Voice—the user can operate the RECESS by voice. All of the commands that show up on the screen can be activated by simply speaking the command. The command button responds to indicate that the command was recognized.
Switch Scanning—a variety of switches can be plugged into the RECESS to initiate scanning of the commands on the screen. When the desired command is highlighted, the switch then activates that command.
Head Tracking—if desired, the system can use its integrated video camera to track the movement of the user’s head to move the mouse on the screen. When the cursor is positioned on the command button on the screen that the user wants to activate, the user can either issue a voice command, operate a switch or simply dwell on the button to trigger the command.
Eye Tracking—for individuals with a high level of immobility, the system has a system that translates the user’s eye movements into mouse movement on the screen.