It [ Editorial for Special Issue on Face Processing in Video] is one of the best editorials for a Special Issue that we have had... It will be a very good introduction to what I believe will be an excellent SI. - Keith D. Baker, Editor-in-Chief, Image and Vision Computing Journal
nouse : noun [C] /nas/ - a pointing mechanism for a personal computer which is activated by movements of the nose. This trademark term was coined in 2004 by the mechanism’s inventor, Dmitry Gorodnichy, of the Institute of Information Technology in Ottawa, Canada. - MacMillan Dictionary
"Nouse: Scientific Impact with Huge Social Potential. The major impact of the NRC-IIT Computational Video Research Group’s work in the development of Nouse is scientific impact – providing leadership in perceptual vision technologies. - NRC-IIT 2004-2005 Success Stories
"Using a computer will soon be a lot easier for disabled people, thanks to a hands-free device created by Canadian researchers. ... The "Nouse," short for "nose as mouse," is the brainchild of Dmitry Gorodnichy, research officer at the National Research Council's Institute for Information Technology" (CNN)
"The Nouse is still in the prototype phase but Dmitry hopes it will be available for everyone to use whether it be as an alternative to the keyboard or for gaming. Just like its predecessor the mouse back in the 1960s, the Nouse was created to make computer operations easier for everyone" - Discovery Channel
"NRC's 'Nouse' puts control at tip of computer user's nose. Whether as an aide for disabled users or a means for multitasking, the operating system is intended to open new doors The Ottawa Citizen
"Satellites and Tang aren't the only innovations the space race has brought us. Ottawa scientist Dmitry Gorodnichy's work on the Canadarm project was instrumental in the development of the Nouse -- a hands-free alternative to the computer mouse" - Maclean's
"Dr. Gorodnichy's work on visual recognition of body motion goes back to his days working on upgrading the robotic lifting arm used in the space shuttle. He was one of many scientists at the research council who had worked on that project, which was Canadian designed and built" - The New York Times
LONDON (Reuters) — Has the era of hands-free Web surfing arrived? Dmitry Gorodnichy, an inventor from the Institute of Information Technology in Ottawa, has developed a computer navigation system that relies on the movements of a user's nose to direct a cursor - USA Today
"The inventor, Dmitry Gorodnichy of the Institute of Information Technology in Ottawa, Canada, calls his nose-steered mouse a "nouse". In addition to giving people a change from the keyboard and mouse, he hopes it will make using a PC easier for people who have a disability. - New Scientist
"A Canadian inventor has designed a computer mouse steered by movements of the nose and eyelids. The invention, dubbed a "Nouse," is meant to help people with a disability use a computer. Dmitry Gorodnichy of the National Research Council's Institute of Information Technology is presenting his research at a public symposium in Ottawa on Thursday" -  CBC
"The world was opened up to many people, especially those with disabilities, by the invention of voice recognition technology. But now a Canadian scientist has gone one step further, with a computer interface which doesn't even need to hear your voice but allows you to navigate your way around the screen simply by moving your face. (ABC, Australia)
"The technology, known as Perceptual Vision Systems (PVS), incorporates special software and a webcam that puts the nose in control. Truly hands-free, Nouse™ promises to further simplify and enhance the lives of people of all abilities." - Verizon, USA
"Nouse™ brings users with disabilities and video game fans one step closer to a more natural way of interacting hands-free with computers..." - Silicon Valley North magazine
"It [technology developed by Dr. Gorodnichy] is a convincing demonstration of the potential uses of cameras as natural interfaces." - Industrial Physicist
"Computer users who can't move their hands are testing a device that allows them to point and click using their nose. Thirteen patients at St. Vincent Hospital in Ottawa are currently trying out the "nouse" developed by the Elizabeth Breyer Research Institute and the National Research Council as a new alternative to a regular computer mouse. (CBC)
"Un nez et une webcam pour remplacer la souris. Des chercheurs du Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC) ont mis au point un logiciel qui permet de remplacer la souris en utilisant les mouvements du nez enregistrees par une webcam - Radio-Canada
"Dmitry Gorodnichy, de l'Institut des technologies de l'information d'Ottawa, au Canada, a mis au point un dispositif de pointage informatique qui utilise les mouvements du nez et des yeux. - Libération, France

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2004: "The inventor, Dmitry Gorodnichy of the National Research Council in Ottawa calls his nose-steered mouse a "nouse"... He hopes it will make using a PC easier for people who have a disability." - New Scientist

 2013: Nouse technology is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Care, is added to the Ontario's Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Product list, and used in Ottawa long-care facilities - Read Testimonial 

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Media coverage  - Read and watch the press and TV coverage about the Nouse® technology.
Publications - Read scientific publications and other white papers related to Nouse.
What is Video Recognition ? - Learn more about the science of Video Recognition and the company founder, Dr. Dmitry Gorodnichy.

®  Nouse is a  trademark of the National Research Council of Canada, licensed to IVIM Inc.
US Patents: 10/201,957, 10/653,090. Canadian patents: #2,395,886, #2,440,015.

Community and Other Services
IVIM Inc, as family-run business of multi-talented and multi-skilled members of the Gorodnichy family,  offers a variery of services for the community where we live - either free of charge, to raise funds, or minimal  cost. Don't hesiate to ask. This includes:
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  • Guitar and piano accompaniment and lessons - for community and school events
  • Web-hosting assistance for local artists and community projects
  • Piano tuning - over twenty pianos tuned in Ottawa area 
  • Piano lessons
  • Gymnastics and trampoline training
  • Workshops on creative arts,  composing music and music accompaniment

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