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Based on the fact that there are many challenging cases of infirm persons, who are able to control only their eye muscles, a low-cost mobile device for electronic eye gesture recognition has been designed as a human-machine interface, which enables the control of different applications and home appliances by user's eye gestures by the IR and Bluetooth wireless technology. In this paper the embedded system design of the device is presented in detail, including hardware and software design, modes of operation, and used methods for the eye gesture recognition. Beside these, measurements of the used differential amplifier and the achieved eye gesture recognition efficiency are presented within the test results. Furthermore, a newly designed adjustable head mounted EOG acquisition device with the permanent surface electrodes is proposed.