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Beit Issie Shapiro | Sesame

Beit Issie Shapiro and Sesame are partnering to pilot a solution that allows people with limited mobility to operate smartphones by moving their head.

Problem

While we may take our cell phones for granted, people with limited mobility often aren't able to operate a smartphone—leaving them without the benefit of an indispensable tool to help them navigate daily life.

Project

Using a $1,000,000 grant from Google.org, Beit Issie Shapiro and Sesame are partnering to pilot a solution that allows people with limited mobility to operate a smartphone by moving their head. The phone's camera tracks the user's head movement, which acts as a navigational device.

Impact

The team is making the product available to individuals in Israel to test and gauge demand before rolling out globally—providing access to a tool that positively impacts users' quality of life.