Video Tutorials


Our video tutorials are designed to make it quick and easy to set up and use nous™ for all of our customers. 

 

Tutorial 1: Meet your nous™ headset

In this video, we will run through setting up your headset for the first time. Here you will learn how to:

  • turn on your headset
  • pair it to your computer
  • position it on your head
  • connect it to the nous software

Tutorial 2: How to set up nous

In this video, we will show you how to set up your nous software. Here you will learn how to:

  • launch nous
  • go through the connection wizard
  • calibrate your blinks 
  • select your communication software

Tutorial 3: The nous™ menu and using it to access communication applications

In this video, we will show you some of the different features in the nous menu, as well as how nous is used to access your communication applications. You'll learn how to:

  • reconnect your headset if it loses connection
  • improve signal quality
  • check what software you're using with nous, and how to change to use other software
  • exit nous
  • change the menu tab position
  • change how nous operates to control your communication application

 

Tutorial 4: Going through nous™ manual calibration process

nous™ differentiates between your natural and intentional/purposeful blinks. The communication partner, will need to provide nous with instances of intentional/purposeful blinks during calibration. This means that they will need to know what your natural and intentional/purposeful blinks look like. 

In this example below, Stuart is blinking naturally: 

 

In this example below, Stuart is blinking intentionally/purposefully, where his blinks are faster, harder and engage the lower eyelids:

During manual calibration, nous will ask the you to produce four intentional blinks. Based on how different your intentional/purposeful blinks look compared to your natural blinks, your communication partner will choose to accept the blink or re-record it. 

In the video below, Kirsten is running through the manual blink calibration with Stuart. You'll see that she makes sure that she is looking at Stuart when he blinks, rather than at the screen.

This ensures that she can determine whether the blink looked too much like a natural blink, was too hard (hard blinks are uncomfortable to reproduce and can disrupt the blink signal), or was indeed an intentional blink. 

You'll want to ensure that the intentional/purposeful and natural blinks look different. Again, most of the time intentional blinks are faster and harder, they also tend to engage the lower eyelids. 

However, this isn't always the case. We have worked with people who's intentional blinks are slower and softer. This is fine - as long as the intentional blinks look different to the natural blinks, nous can be used reliably. 

NOTE: For people learning to perform intentional blinks, communication partners can go ahead and accept the blinks the end-user performs when asked to blink intentionally. From our experience, with practice, people's ability to blink intentionally can improve significantly, making  nous™ a reliable access method.