You may already be making use of the superb speech recognition technology that’s built into Mac OS X, especially if you have any mobility problems. Out of the box you can switch applications, scroll pages, navigate the menu bar and much more. That’s great for basic interaction with your system, but what if you could control the mouse with your voice? Wouldn’t that be great!?
VoiceMouseX uses the same speech recognition technology that’s built into your Mac computer, giving you complete control over the mouse cursor.
How does it work?
For moving the mouse a long distance, you bring up the main grid by saying “Show Grid”. This will then show a 100-cell grid over your screen. You specify which cell you’d like the mouse to move to by saying the cell number, i.e “50”. The mouse will be moved to the center of the selected cell and the selected cell will then be split into a 9-cell grid, allowing you to more accurately place the mouse. Again you select from this grid by saying the name of the cell, i.e “5”.
At any time you can issue a compass command, such as “North” or “South East”, this moves the mouse a short distance in the corresponding direction, allowing pin point positioning.
To click the mouse you simply say “click left” or “click right”, except for Flash objects (such as Youtube videos) where you’ll say “click flash”.
This software is not yet ready for release but a demo video is shown below. The screen recording software, used to record the demo video, was interfering with the mouse click commands, as such, some commands had to be issued more than once. Under normal operation, issuing a click command will work on the first try.