Our application PictoDroid Head Lite has been finalist in the Best Master Thesis with free software Awards given by Amtega. We congratulate its developers Eutelo Pena Barreiro and Jonathan Juncal Martínez. Learn more here.
We are happy to release our new application. PictoDroid Head Lite is a version of PictoDroid Lite that can be controlled by head movements. To use it you need to install OpenCV Manager application.
Turning your head right, it will select the pict to the right. Turning it left, the pict to the left. Facing down, the current pict is selected, and an upward movement will simulate the button “back”.
You have an example of its use in the following video.
More information and the necessary downloads can be found in PictoDroid Head Lite.
Following some users suggestions this version can delete all written text without deleting it letter by letter or syllable by syllable. To do this just keep pressed the delete button. We have also corrected some bugs in this version.
This new version is uploaded to Google Play and to our web:
Recently we have focused our efforts on disseminating our project, Accegal, in different forums. Let us show you some of the places where we have presented it.
In March we gave the workshop “Augmentative and Alternative Communication in mobile devices” in the Second Meeting on Social Responsibility organized by the Social Technology Foundation (F_T_S) held at the E.U.I.T.T. Polytechnic University of Madrid. In the following video you can see our complete workshop (in Spanish).
In May we participated in the II Conference of the Por Dereito association held in Pontevedra. You can find pictures and the presentation (in Spanish) here.
Also in May we participated in the Technology Conference and Design for All: Visions for Architecture and Digital Home organised as part of the Master of Digital Home Automation given at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In the following video you can see our presentation (in Spanish).
As part of this task, in early November we will participate in the Third Congress of Technologies for Diversity in Galician Education 2013 organised by the association TADEGA to be held in Santiago. We encourage everyone to come and see our work.
We are happy to present you today our new application. MyKeyboDroid is a text-to-speech based on a dynamic keyboard. It allows people physically impared writing and speaking. It also facilitates the acquisition of literacy skills by young children or with difficulties. By default it has a QWERTY keyboard and an optimized keyboard with most frequent letters easily clickable. It also allows two types of writing: syllabic and letter by letter.
You have more information and the necessary downloads in MyKeyboDroid.
We have recently received great news. With the software “BlueStacks” Android can run on our PC, and as Google Play has been added, our applications can be installed and use in a PC. To do this you simply need to download the software at http://www.bluestacks.com/, have a Gmail account to download applications from the Google Play, and follow a few clear steps.
In case you want to access the “sdcard” in this software is made through a file explorer, as can be ASTRO (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.metago.astro&hl=es). In case you want to add, modify, etc.., any file of our applications (Picts. Xml, etc.), in its own “sdcard” there is a folder named “bstfolder” containing data from our PC, such as documents , images, etc., through which information can be exchanged between the software and the PC itself. This way, you can also install applications that are not available in Google Play.
Mac users may experience, sometimes, problems installing applications from Google Play, but we have found the solution in the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxhHjKIA0g4. Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us.
Accegal team has visited Aceesa (Special Education Regional Association of Holy Christ of Love) to assess whether our applications were suitable to a user of this center. During testing we found that the user had trouble selecting Picts in PictoDroid Lite, to correct this problem we added the possibility of selecting the pictogram by pressing and releasing, in addition to the existing one of pressing only.
We’ve uploaded to Google Play and our web new PictoDroid Lite version:
Added the option of picto selection by pressing and releasing.
Jonathan Juncal, Accegal main developer, has won with his Master Thesis, VirtualTec, the first prize at the 12th Contest of Technology Project, form A. These awards have been organized by Expourense and the Higher School of Computer Engineering of the University de Vigo.
Congratulations to Jonathan for his great work and this new prize awarded to his Master Thesis.
More information here (in Gallician).