ECTmorse (EyeComTec Morse) is a program which was developed to allow users to type text with universal Morse code.
It can be used as an assistive technology for patients with various forms of paralysis. It is also useful for people with diseases which can significantly reduce motor activity. Due to its low technical requirements, the program can be launched on virtually any personal computer or laptop. Furthermore, the ECTmorse program is portable, meaning that it can be launched from any external data storage device without a long installation procedure.
The program is intuitive and very easy to use. ECTmorse can be controlled with one single button. The usage of one controlling channel makes it possible to offer this program to fully paralyzed patients, who have eye movement only. In such cases, an eye-tracking device or specialist equipment for eyelid- tracking is required. The typed information is shown in the main window of the program, in form of a text file or in Morse code, making it possible to check its accuracy.
The program has a very convenient interface, providing a wide choice of settings and parameters. Users can set the volume and frequency of sounds to play, time intervals for any action, and define special controlling commands, which are performed after predefined periods of idle time or while holding down a key.
The ECTmorse program has several language settings installed, which make it easy and convenient for users from various parts of the world. This program works in English by default.