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Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society is developing solutions that allow individuals with limited use of their arms to interact with a mobile device via a mouth-operated controller.

Problem

An estimated 800,000 people in the US have limited use of their arms—meaning they’re unable to use touchscreen devices that could provide access to helpful apps and services. While solutions exist for desktop, they can cost up to $3,000, and are impractical for mobile devices.

Project

Utilizing an $800,000 grant from Google.org, the Neil Squire Society plans to help create mouth-controlled solutions for mobile interaction, open source the design and components, and allow anyone to create and provide more customization options.

Impact

With affordable solutions for device interaction, anyone with a mobility impairment can operate a mobile device using a mouth-operated input controller.