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Generating 'oohs' and 'aahs': Vocal Joystick Uses Voice to Surf the Internet
October 9, 2007
A new tool lets people with disabilities control a computer cursor without lifting a finger. Early tests suggest that an experienced user of Vocal Joystick would have as much control as someone using a handheld device.
University of Washington
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