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If a person cannot use their hands to control a smartphone or a tablet, and has controlled movement of their head (even if limited) then Open Sesame is a perfect match. Some also opt-in just for the extended voice commands Open Sesame introduces, like voice answering and dismissing calls, as well as the option to end a conversation by a voice command.
Our users use their devices based on their individual needs: Children we’ve met obviously download games and join their classmates on the same games and social platforms they’re on. Adults usually like Facebook a lot, or watch content through YouTube and newspaper apps. Some read eBooks. Some browse the web. We even have users who have gone back to managing their businesses through this newly found independence.
One interesting use case to mention is the connection to Smart Homes and Internet of Things or Connected Machines. With today’s apps, some of our users control the lights, TV, A/C, cameras, doors and more – all through the convenience of a smartphone. We were quite surprised to realize that the touch-free access we designed for the digital space now propagates to actually controlling one’s physical surrounding.
In the past we were fortunate to be able to donate a number of devices through help of crowd funding and awards by giants like Verizon, Google and Michael Bloomberg. Today, we are unable to sustain further donations, and instead push for more subsidies like those listed above. We have had users successfully obtain the solution through private crowdfunding campaigns in their communities, as well.
It is supported on devices running Android 7.0 and up. If you don’t have a compatible device, we also offer device bundles on the Products page.
If you cannot find the app, please make sure that your device is running Android version 7 or later. To find Sesame in the Google Play Store, you can also search the exact name: Open Sesame! Touch Free Control.
If you find the circular lock mechanism difficult to operate, you can choose another lock option. Go into Sesame Settings -> Pointer -> Pointer Lock Type -> Choose Linear. Now unlocking will be possible by simply moving your head left or right.
The Selfie Button can be found in Sesame’s Control Panel, on the bottom of the box. You will only be able to take a selfie if Sesame is running. After taking a selfie, click the share option on the bottom left hand side of the screen, which will then allow you to send the picture in an email, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.
If it’s the first time you’re using the Selfie feature, you may receive a message asking you if you’d like to open pictures with Google Photos or with your phone’s Gallery. Please choose the Google Photos option.
Rule of thumb: Sesame needs to start in the mode that you wish to use the device.
Yes, we now offer custom voice commands. Record whatever words/phrases you prefer to use, for each command. You can set this up by going to: Sesame Settings-> General -> Set Custom Voice Commands. Please note that you must choose existing words/phrases, and not sounds or syllables.
-Go into the phone’s regular settings
-Select “Google Settings”
-Select “OK Google Detection”
-Select “Say OK Google at any time.”
-Lastly, you’ll need to teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice.
Here is a short video that will demonstrate the above steps.
If the above still doesn’t help:
-First, reset your device and trying using OK Google again.
-If OK Google still doesn’t work, charge your device fully and try using OK Google while connected to a power source.
A tutorial explaining the entire process can be found here.
– Make sure to properly set up OK Google by performing steps above
– To open Sesame from a closed screen: Go into Sesame Settings -> General -> Enable Open Sesame from a closed screen.
You can also change the color of the pointer. Sesame Settings-> Pointer Tab -> Pointer Color