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Office of Science and Innovation Project Finished

A large proportion of Funding has been supplied for the Expand project by The West Australian government's Office of Science and Innovation.

Curtin University Department of computing graduates Steven Webb and Wilson Waters have successfuly obtained grants in 2004 and 2005 through the Studentship award (http://www.scienceandinnovation.dpc.wa.gov.au/index.cfm?event=studentshipAward).

The original concept for Expand was devised by Brett McLoughlin of Health Technology Consultancy Services Australia (http://www.htcsa.com.au).
HTCSA have supported this project through supply of resources and workspace within their offices.... read more

Posted by Wilson Waters 2006-02-10

Complete Expand install CD released

We have hit the main milestone of this phase of Expandy!
A complete install CD image is available from http://www.aui.computing.edu.au/projects/Expand/expand-1.0.iso

This install CD is based on Ubuntu 5.10 breezy and contains all Expandy packages with a customised Gnome desktop.

As this is a complete operating system, insallation will overwrite any previous operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, so be careful. Ask in the help forum (http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=517900) for assistance. If you already use a Linux system, individual packages are available from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=154611... read more

Posted by Wilson Waters 2006-02-10

Icon Commands (IC) V0.2 released

The latest update to the Icon Commands (IC) application is now available!

It is available for download from https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=154611

The main changes involve the addition of configuration dialogs allowing simple modification to the on-screen icons without editing XML files.

Another major feature is the ability to record Infra Red signals. This information is saved to XML configuration files and may be used to control devices in the users environment.

Posted by Wilson Waters 2006-01-25

Debian packages released

Debian packages for all expand projects are now available through:

There is also a debian apt repository available through www.aui.computing.edu.au. To use this, add the following two lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://www.aui.computing.edu.au/projects/Expand/debian binary/
deb-src http://www.aui.computing.edu.au/projects/Expand/debian source/... read more

Posted by Wilson Waters 2006-01-12

Uno V0.5 released

The latest version of uno has been released!

This release is suitable for general usage.
It includes a graphical configuration dialog for changing settings, such as pointer speeds, as well as numerous bugfixes and modifications.

It is available for download from:

Posted by Wilson Waters 2006-01-12

Uno development

We are almost at a stage to release Uno V0.2.

The changes so far involve addition of configuration dialogs for:
- Pointer settings
- Keyboard settings
- Input device capture and help
- Applet box settings

We have also cleaned up a lot of code, fixed a number of bugs and performed plenty of other behind-the-scenes jobs.

This version will be released soon via sourceforge and debian apt repository. In the meantime you may obtain the latest version from CVS (details at http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=154611\)... read more

Posted by Wilson Waters 2006-01-05

Expandy Initial Release

Expandy is now available for download from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=154611

Expandy aims to develop a human/computer interface to allow a person with severe physical disabilities - but no mental disability - to have complete control of a computer. This interface has been incorporated into a system that allows the user to control their environment. The types of environmental control include: changing the temperature of the air-conditioning, turning lights on and off, switching channels on TV, controlling a VCR/DVD player, opening and closing window blinds, and much more. This system is called Expandy, as it aims to expand a patient's control of their environment, access to information, and communication with others via the Internet. It is designed to be low cost or free.... read more

Posted by Wilson Waters 2005-12-13

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