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RHN residents trial new Android technology



RHN residents trial new Android technology

On Wednesday 11 August 2021, three residents from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (Gary, Antonia and Dr Richard) tried out a new feature of the Android Accessibility Suite ‘Camera Switches’ that has been developed by Google.

Many of our patients and residents have different accessibility needs, and use technology such as Eye Gaze to control their devices. As such, the RHN’s Compass team worked with Google to beta test the ‘Camera Switches’ feature and were asked to find residents who would like to feature in the campaign.

Our residents featured in a promotional video for the new feature, showing just how useful it can be for people with different accessibility needs.

This new feature, now available on Android devices, allows your smartphone to be controlled by chosen gestures – such as looking to the left to scroll through a menu and opening your mouth to make a selection.

You can watch the promotional video below: