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Review this important document that will help you derive the most benefits from using the Smyle™ Mouse.

FAQs


What are the system requirements to use the Smyle Mouse™ ?

Smyle Mouse head mouse software currently runs only on the Microsoft Windows operating system. It is designed to run on Windows 7 and above.

Our head mouse has very modest hardware requirements. A webcam with a resolution of at least 480 X 240 is sufficient. We encourage you to use the front facing camera that is part of your laptop or tablet, but you can use an external webcam if you so choose. For best performance, we recommend a dual core CPU with speed of at least 1.5Ghz, 4GB RAM memory and 1/2 GB of free disk space.

If you are not sure about your exact computer specifications, just go ahead and download the software, and take it for a spin!

How does the Smyle Mouse™ work?

Smyle Mouse provides hands-free and voice-free mouse control of computing devices. Using the Smyle Mouse, user can have complete mouse control over his/her computing device using simple facial gestures. These facial gestures can include gentle head motion and facial expressions such as smiling.

Along with movement of the mouse pointer by use of head motion, Smyle Mouse also provides clicking, scrolling and dragging actions, using patent pending gestures. Head mouse control can be activated by the act of smiling. For example, to move the cursor (using head motion), smile as you move your head. Once the cursor starts moving (which is instantaneous), it will keep on moving until you stop smiling and stop moving your head. To click, do a quick smile; that is, smile for a short duration. Having said that, out of the box, Smyle Mouse emulates traditional head mouses in that it does not require the user to smile to start mouse pointer motion. For more details, watch one of our short demo videos.

Does the Smyle Mouse™ head mouse require calibration?

The short answer is no, but we do recommend our quick 10-second calibration for best performance. Simply follow the simple instructions, such as hold your head steady for 2-3 seconds and smile for 2-3 seconds, and you are done!

Can I try the Smyle Mouse™ for free?

Absolutely! Just click the "Start Free Trial" button at the top of the page to download a free trial copy and use it for 14 days. No credit card is required for trying out. Just download and install our head mouse software and start using it instantly.

Can I really use the Smyle Mouse™ under a tree?

Absolutely again! Our advanced image processing algorithms are designed to allow the user to be where they want to be -- inside or outside the home or office. Go ahead and try using it in your yard or a park. We bet you will be pleasantly surprised. However, we do not recommend that with other head mouses. :-)

Do I need to buy any special hardware for using Smyle Mouse™ ?

Absolutely not! You can use your existing Windows computer set up, as long as it meets our modest requirements. (See above.)

Can I use the Smyle Mouse™ on Android and iOS?

Currently Smyle Mouse runs only on Windows devices. We plan to release iOS and Android versions of our head mouse in the future.

How does the Smyle Mouse™ license work?

A Smyle Mouse software license authorizes a user to use it on one device. Once a user registers a device using a valid order number, the license is locked to that device and cannot be transferred to another device.

What improvements does the latest Smyle Mouse™ release have?

The latest version of Smyle Mouse (v1.2.8 released in October 2016) incorporates multiple improvements based on user feedback as well as patent pending features meant for greater productivity and ease of use. In a nutshell, it includes visual feedback on face detection status and smile level, extensive control on audio and visual feedback provided to the user, smile calibration improvement, shortcuts, ability to pause clicks and more. See here for more details.

How do I know what version of Smyle Mouse™ I am running? And how do I get the latest version?

When running the Smyle Mouse, simply look at the title of the main window to see the version. To get the latest version, go to the main page at https://smylemouse.com and click on the “Start Free Trial” button. When prompted, enter your email address and you will receive an email with a one-time use download link. Click on it to download the installer and run the installer. No other steps are necessary; your current license file will keep on working as before.

How do I get the latest release of the Smyle Mouse head mouse software?

If you are running an older version, simply click on the "Start Free Trial" on the website, enter your email address and it will send you a link to download the latest version. Once you install that version, it will automatically use the appropriate license key so that you can keep on Smyling as before!

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