Sometimes you come across a story that needs to told. I found GlassOuse: the World’s First Assistive Mouse one night on Indiegogo in June, 2016. The following is taken from the GlassOuse Campaign and from questions answered by the inventor, Mehmet Nemo Turker.
Why did you create GlassOuse?
This is a true story. Caner Cem Marti, a 20-year-old young man, who loves sports and travelling. On 5 July 2014, he dived into the sea during his travels in Amasra. Unfortunately, his spine was seriously injured so that now, even after surgery,he must remain in bed. This is a tragedy for Caner. He cannot move his arms or his legs, not to mention travelling outside like he used to. The accident has created tons of difficulties in Caner’s life, for example, using a smart phone. For us, using a smart phone or tablet maybe a piece of cake, but for Caner, he needs someone else’s help just to use a digital device.
The most common things that we do everyday, like dialing, texting, emailing, or chatting online, are all big challenges for Caner and millions of people like him. Modern technology helps us all, yet turns away disabled people—statistics show that there are X million people who cannot enjoy smart devices because of their disabilities. “I am always asking the same question: can I make Caner’s life easier?” says Allen, Caner’s friend, “and that is why I created GlassOuse, which helps Caner and other people like him, to use a smart phone by themselves, just like we do everyday.”
What is GlassOuse?
The Glassouse is a assistive technology devices designed for people with disabilities. For example, SmartNav is a popular device that attaches to the top of a computer monitor or laptop screen and uses an infrared camera to track head movements. These head movements allow for hands-free control of a cursor.
How does GlassOuse help disabilities?
The GlassOuse is comprised of a pair of glassed and a “click” button. First, activate the Bluetooth connection on your device, then press the “Connect” button, and the app will find and connect to “CEBA GlassOuse.” After you put GlassOuse on your head, the cursor on the device’s screen moves according to your head movements.
When your head is in a centered and comfortable position, the cursor should be in the middle of the screen. To move the cursor left or right, simply move your head from side to side. You use same method to slide the cursor up and down. You can click the mouse by biting or pressing the “click” button connected to the glass by flexible cable. This button has been tested 50,000 times under 3 tons so you don’t need to worry about the quality. A 330mAh 3.7v Li-Po CEBA cell is used for GlassOuse. This cell provides nearly 15 hours of use. The cell is rechargable. You can use it repeatably.
How was the prototype process?
The prototype is complete.
How was the patent process?
We already get technology and design patent.
How do you plan to market the GlassOuse?
We already have 8 Countries distributor. We will market it through distributors on retail and online sale.
How did you did decide on a manufacturer?
I own another company name is CEBA Battery. We already have a factory. We manufacture them ourselves.
What advice would you give to those interested in inventing?
For inventing you need to decide your final destination. Than find the way to arrive. That’s all.
In Conclusion, I want to thank Mehmet Nemo Turker for allowing us to interview him. So if you are an inventor or think about inventing…we invite you to download, listen, share Episode 34…Mehmet Nemo Turker and Glassouse. And finally, a download and/or listening link is provided at the top left of this page. And please…tell a friend.
For more information, please visit http://glassouse.com/