Blog about Semanux

Semanux at the Hannover Messe 2023
From industrial facilities over operating rooms to vending machines. Visit us at our booth at Hannover Messe 2023 April 17-21 to experience our technology for hands-free control live. ... read more.
Five more participants of the Semanux Beta in Hamburg
Lukas visited five additional participants in the Semanux Beta at the the “Living with Disability Hamburg Parents Association” in Hamburg. ... read more.
Semanux at the Microsoft Inclusion Conference
What implications do barriers have in companies? And how can the use of accessibility technologies promote more collaboration? These topics were the focus of the Microsoft Inclusion Conference. ... read more.
Semanux awarded as Top-3 in the KI-Garage
At the KI-Garage demo day on January 27, ten emerging AI-based startups from Baden WĂĽrttemberg presented their innovations. With Semanux, we were awarded third place by the jury of experts. ... read more.
Talk: Microsoft Inclusion Conference
What can each of us do to promote inclusion in the world of work? And how can technical solutions help? Raphael was invited as a speaker to present the vision and the product of Semanux at the Microsoft Inclusion Conference. ... read more.
Articles of association signed
On January 11, 2023, Raphael, Ramin, Lukas and Florian, together with mentor Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab and Ruben Maier, signed the articles of association at a notary in Stuttgart. ... read more.
Registration to Semanux Beta ends
The registration for the Semanux Beta is coming to an end this month. We are happy about the many users who have become part of the development of our software this year. ... read more.
Review: Gamepads
Gamepads are only for gaming? That’s no longer true: Semanux combines the intuitive operation of game controllers with other input devices for better access to the Internet and the computer. No matter if with motoric limitations in the working world or if the computer is used for watching TV on the couch. When the keyboard is not accessible, our software makes it possible to use a gamepad. ... read more.
Semanux wins challenge at GKV im:pulse
We have reached the first place in the communication challenge of the GKV in:pulse Accelerator! In addition to a prize money of 7,000 euros, the accelerator will enable further collaboration between Semanux and GKV. ... read more.
Half time for the Semanux Beta
It’s half time! At the beginning of August our beta testing phase had started. Now we are happy to tell you what has happened after the first three successful months of the Semanux software in action. ... read more.
Kickoff of the Netzwerk Accelerators in KI-Garage
We are excited that our approach of artificial intelligence was selected to participate in the “Network Accelerator” of the KI-Garage. This gives us the chance to further develop and optimize our artificial intelligence over the course of three months with the support of the KI-Garage team. ... read more.
Review: Webcams
Webcams have become part of our everyday life, especially in the past two years. Nowadays, such cameras are often already integrated into the laptop. They can be used to simply record videos for YouTube, participate in a video call or unlock the computer with your own face. With Semanux, however, much more is possible. ... read more.
Interview: Rehacare 2022
Last week, Semanux was at the Rehacare trade fair in DĂĽsseldorf for the first time as an exhibitor. Besides interesting conversations with visitors and other exhibitors, our team was able to gather many other impressions. Therefore we asked Florian and Lukas how they experienced these four days of fair. ... read more.
Review: Foot switch with USB connection
Foot switches with USB connection are very easy to connect to a computer and use. They offer a wide range of applications: From muting in video conferences to use in games or as an alternative to mouse clicks or keyboard shortcuts. ... read more.
Semanux at the Rehacare 2022
You want a live demonstration of our Semanux software? We will be at Rehacare in DĂĽsseldorf, Germany on September 14-17! ... read more.
Videos: What makes Semanux possible?
You want to know how to control your computer with the Semanux software using alternative input devices? For this purpose we have recorded 3 different videos. ... read more.
Interview: Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem
The founders team is supported by Prof. Dr. Brem as a mentor on the business side. In this interview, Prof. Brem gives an insight into his work, his tips for founders and his motivation to support Semanux. ... read more.
The beta phase has started
Finally, the time has come. We have started the beta testing phase of Semanux. From now on users have the possibility to test the software for 6 months for free. ... read more.
Interview: Professor Steffen Staab
About Semanux, eye tracking and the influence of artificial intelligence. As a Spin-off, we at Semanux are supported by two scientific mentors. One of them is Professor Dr. Steffen Staab. We conducted an interview with him to introduce him to you and to give you a special insight into his work. ... read more.
Visit: OTWorld 2022 in Leipzig
We were at the OTWorld 2022 trade show in Leipzig, Germany, the largest and leading international industry platform for manufacturers, distributors and service providers in modern assistive technology. ... read more.
Visit: IRMA 2022 in Hamburg
We were at the IRMA 2022 fair in Hamburg to learn about the latest products and technologies on the market, talk to people with motor disabilities and to exchange ideas with associations and companies. ... read more.
Interview: FORSCHUNG LEBEN Magazine
An interview about Semanux by Daniel Völpel featuring Florian and Raphael has been published in the latest edition of the magazine “FORSCHUNG LEBEN”. Learn more about our motivation, history, progress and plans for Semanux in the interview, which is free to access. ... read more.
Open positions: Marketing and Web development
As a spin-off from the University of Stuttgart, we at Semanux are taking the first steps towards growth. New employees are the focus of the strategy and at the core of Semanux. Therefore, we have created two new positions for student assistants who will strengthen our team! ... read more.
What the name Semanux means
Young entrepreneurs have realized that the name of their business is an important building block for the branding and identity of their start-up. Nowadays, the names of start-ups and their products are no longer chosen out of the blue, but with careful consideration. ... read more.
Interaction Hardware has arrived
We integrate a wide variety of input options into our prototypes. In doing so, we implement a so-called multimodal interaction, i.e., the intelligent combination of several input devices to enable flexible yet intuitive operation for all users. ... read more.
Application for EXIST funding accepted
Our application for funding through the first phase of an “EXIST Transfer of Research” program by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and European Social Funds has been accepted! We have been granted over 645,000 euros as support to develop a prototype and business plan for Semanux from September 2021 to February 2023. ... read more.
Talk: Cyber Valley Series
Raphael will speak at the virtual event “AI in Social Innovation & Impact” of the “Entrepreneurship Series” by Cyber Valley. He will explore the topic of social innovation and the impact of Semanux. The event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, 15th July 2021, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registrations are free and open for all. ... read more.
Gaze and Hum for Text Entry
In our research paper “Hummer: Text Entry by Gaze and Hum”, we have combined gaze control with humming sounds in a novel, hands-free text entry system. Our results were accepted for detailed publication and presentation at the most important international conference on human-computer interaction, CHI. ... read more.
Feature: PARAplegiker Magazine
“PARAplegiker” Magazin dedicated a special section in their current issue spring 2021 to us. The magazine is the most important German-language magazine focusing on paraplegia. It currently has a circulation of over 12,000 copies. ... read more.
Raphael defends his PHD Thesis
Raphael has successfully defended his dissertation “Improving Usability and Accessibility of the Web with Eye Tracking” at the University of Koblenz-Landau. In his dissertation, Raphael introduces innovative methods for using eye tracking to improve usability and accessibility on the Web, discusses their implementation as prototypes, and reports on the evaluation with users of the new methods. ... read more.
Application for EXIST Funding submitted
We have applied for funding through the “EXIST Transfer of Research” program. The program is offered by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and is partly funded via the European Social Funds. ... read more.