Control your device with just one finger, even with dexterity problems
With Comfort Touch you can use a single finger for all those work that use to allow you controlling your mobile device. Using a system that captures all touches on the screen and allows you to distinguish between those that are voluntary and involuntary, you can perform most of the standard gestures to control the device (for example, smart touch, double touch, drag, slide, pinch, etc.).
If you are a person with traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis crypto malaysia, Parkinson’s, essential tremors, as well as a support person or a professional in the sector, this application may interest you.
How does it work?
Provides three modes to filter out unwanted touches:
Accept on release
After initiating contact with the touch screen, you can move your finger freely over it without any action being triggered. Bars show the position of the finger at all times. When you stop touching the screen, the desired action is executed.
Accept by time
Like the previous one, but when you stop touching the screen, a countdown starts that, when it expires, executes the action. If you touch the screen during the countdown, the action is cancelled.
Keep to accept
To execute an action, you must hold down on the screen until the countdown expires. If you move your finger or let it touch the screen, the countdown is cancelled.
A menu allows you to choose the desired gesture or other action to perform. You can go back or start, open notifications, show running applications, zoom in and out of content, scroll content, and perform swipe or pinch gestures, for example.
Although it is true that since the 90s people have been making contact with touch screens, in the last 10 years a great explosion have ben experienced in their use and implementation. You are surrounded by devices that have a touch screen to show information and capture your orders and data; smartphones, tablets, PCs, home automation control systems or even cars offer this type of touch panels and, in this time, you have become accustomed to their use.
Touch screens have made it much easier for to use these devices, with applications you can quickly type the messages and the elimination of physical keyboards has turned our terminals into a “big screen” that occupies the entire terminal. However, although all these devices may seem very comfortable to us, they present entry barriers, which are not negligible, for people who have reduced mobility or suffer from a vision problem.
To operate a touch screen device, you must, logically, look at the screen and also touch specific points if, for example, you want to perform an action (type on the virtual keyboard, launch an application, type an address in the web browser). Although there are screen readers that can guide a person suffering from some type of visual impairment, the absence of a physical keyboard makes it difficult to operate the device.
Touch devices and accessibility
By accessibility you will understand the degree to which anyone can use a system or access a service regardless of their technical, cognitive or physical abilities; therefore, in order to lift the existing barriers and democratize access to technology, it is necessary to adapt touch screen devices to the needs of users with visual disabilities.