Computers have evolved into a variety of different devices to both promote and support our increasingly mobile, multi-tasking and information sharing world. However, the human interaction with these devices still depends on the use of hands or speech. This is often a challenge that can impair productivity, efficiency and safety, when your hands are busy, you are on the run or in a noisy environment. We have therefore designed a user-friendly, hands-free and wireless input device for computers, smartphones and other “smart” devices. This device is simply controlled by the tip of your lip instead of your hand. We call it LipIt™.
The LipIt™ headset connects wirelessly to your Bluetooth enabled device, and lets you control your device with your lip. A simple and intuitive lip movement does everything you would otherwise do to control your mouse using your hand. Worn on your head, LipIt™ allows you to be mobile without having to let go of computer or device control. This means that you no longer have to choose between device interaction and all the things you are used to doing with your hands when they are not occupied with controlling a mouse or touch interface.
Mounted onto a headset-boom, an array of capacitive sensors lets you use your lip to control the cursor, similar to using fingers on a touchpad.
Sounds difficult? It is as intuitive as a regular computer mouse. Your lip is an extremely flexible and responsive muscle; so learning to use LipIt™ will be as simple as a kiss...You will love it!
The LipIt™ technology is a perfect complement to the Heads Up Displays and Wearable Computers that represent the next wave in consumer and professional computer technology; The latest example being Google who just announced “GLASS” (release scheduled early 2014), which in its current version depends on voice commands.
Free your hands from the mouse and enjoy mobile hands-free control of your digital environment with LipIt™.
Since the computer mouse was introduced some 30 years ago, a variety of alternative input devices have appeared on the market. Still relying on the users hands they limit or complicate the use of existing digital equipment, which inhibits both productivity and efficiency compared to use of reliable hands-free means input.
Detecting small intuitive lip movements, LipIt™ sets the users hands free to pursue work related tasks without losing control over equipment normally managed using a computer mouse. LipIt™ will not only improve efficiency, it will open new productivity and multi-tasking opportunities in professions where computer and smart device interaction is, or could be, integral to the job performance.
Speed and accuracy is essential to a player’s computer gaming performance; LipIt™ gives the gamer a "third-hand" tool to stay in better control and can help increase overall experience. A real breakthrough will happen when game developers start integrating the “third-hand” functionality in the game designs.