Google has unveiled a new gaming-oriented project that allows users to control a mouse solely through facial movements. They call it “Project Gameface,” and it was developed in collaboration with gamer Lance Carr, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, a group of diseases that weaken the body’s muscles.
There have been head-controlled mice available previously, but Project Gameface also incorporates functionality to map specific facial movements to actions such as mouse clicks or other shortcuts. You can see how it works in the video clip above.
Google has released Project Gameface as open-source code, and it can be downloaded from GitHub.