AccuPoint is a mouse emulator and computer cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with fine motor control or upper extremity disabilities or amputation, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury. While distinguishing tremors from intentional movements, this movement tracking system enables the user to control the mouse and type letters with movements ranging from very small to very large. The unit mounts on the back of the user's computer display and plugs into the computer with a
Biggy is a cursor control interface designed to enlarge cursors on the computer screen for people with visual or cognitive disabilities. This program offers a variety of large cursor alternatives, some with animation, that are at least twice the size of the standard cursor. The program also offers replacements for the I-beam cursor and the wait cursor (the watch on Macintosh computers and the hourglass in Windows). Both versions also have an option that automatically "snaps" the cursor to the "O
BioMuse is a cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilites or spinal cord or brain injury. This bioelectric signal controller is a rack-mountable package that enables users to control computer functions directly from muscle or eye movement or brainwave signals, bypassing standard input hardware, such as a keyboard or mouse. This device receives data from four main sources of electrical activity in the human body: muscles (EMG signals),
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype an Electroencephalography (EEG) “brain cap” technology that allows an individual to transfer one’s thoughts into motion. Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a prototype “brain cap” that can transform thoughts into motion using brain signals captured from the cap’s EEG sensors that are attached to user's scalp. The computer connected to the brain cap reconstructs 3D hand movements so that one can control a computer’s curso
The Cordless Switch Interface, model H-53-USB, is a computer switch interface and mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. This unit provides a place to plug switches into a computer without having to connect a cable to the computer. This unit can also be used as a presentation mouse. It has two switch inputs. When switches are plugged into the jacks, they function as standard mouse-clicks (left or right in Windows; left or co
Cymouse is a head operated video game controller designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This control unit allows the user to reassign key functions to slight head motions. It is a five-axis game controller that can be manipulated with the user's head. The unit does not replace the mouse, but can be used as a supplement, giving the user more control over the game. It uses infrared light and math to determine the user's head posi
The Expert Mouse, model K64325, is a trackball designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or limited dexterity. In the center of this unit is a ball which can be moved with the palm of the hand or the fingertips to control the cursor. The system uses DiamondEye optical tracking. Encircling the ball is a Scroll Ring for fingertip scrolling. On both sides of the Scroll Ring are two large buttons, allowing left- and right-handed users to perform the "left" and "right" clicks of a st
The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control device designed for use by children and adults with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, ALS, multiple sclerosis, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, and similar disabilities. Users make selections by looking at keys displayed on the screen for a fraction of a second (eye gaze). A small camera mounted under the Eyegaze screen takes 60 pictures per second of the user’s eye. Those images are analyzed by a processor that i
The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control device designed for use by children and adults with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, brain injury, ALS, multiple sclerosis, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, and similar disabilities. The unit can be transferred from a wheelchair to a table or desk. Users make selections by looking at keys displayed on the screen for a fraction of a second (eye gaze). A small camera mounted under the Eyegaze screen takes 60 pictures per second
AbleNet's Freehand provides computer access by touching fingers together with the use of a specialized glove. With any amount of limited hand movement, an individual can configure Freehand to replicate any computer keyboard command. Type, click, tab through options – anything one would need to do with the touch of a finger. The Freehand should be thought of as a wearable computer interface.
Graphire is a mouse and mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. The size of a standard mouse pad, the set offers three input devices in one: A mouse, a pressure-sensitive pen, and a tablet. The mouse is a three-button scrollable mouse for right- or left-handed use. The mouse has no ball, so it tracks smoothly. The pen features a pressure-sensitive tip and a pressure-sensitive eraser and two side switches for clicks. The pen can be used to
HeadMouse Extreme is a wireless head-tracking mouse designed for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands providing them direct select access to their computer or alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices.
Headway is a cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and severe physical disabilities. This wireless infrared pointing device provides computer access via a small head worn transmitter. Left, right, up, and down head movements emulate on screen mouse movements. Used with an on screen keyboard (not included), this device enables total head control of the computer. The device's sensitivity is adjustable and with the press of a single mode button, the device op
LipStick (also known as WordWriter or McIntyre) is an alternate input system for an Apple Macintosh, employing a joystick or track ball in place of the standard mouse and keyboard. Moving the joystick or rolling the track ball is equivalent to sliding the mouse. Pushing the joystick "fire" button or pressing the track ball button is equivalent to clicking the mouse button. WordWriter software presents an image of the keyboard on the computer screen. Included with the keyboard is a predictive voc
MAgic Cursor is a cursor control interface designed to provide all mouse functions without the need for buttons or switches for individuals who have little or no hand strength or who have other upper extremity disabilities. By using a dwell selection to operate, Magic Cursor enables the user to perform all mouse functions by moving the cursor. When the cursor dwells on the item where the user wants to perform a funtion, it changes to the funtion box. With the function box, one can move left to
The Magic Touch Screen transforms any standard monitor or notebook computer into a scratch-resistant, touch-interactive device. It detects a user's touch for mouse cursor movement, clicking, double clicking, and dragging. The Magic Touch Screen works most effectively with any mouse-driven software.
The Micro-Mouse Mouse Pad, model R7928, is a cursor control device tray designed to allow the computer mouse user to work comfortably while reducing the risk of repetitive motion injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This foam rubber mouse pad provides for smooth mouse operation. It can be adjusted anywhere vertically within a 5-inch range. The pad permanently mounts under a desk with screws (included). The work surface swivels and tips, letting the user adjust the pad to the most comfortable
Mouse Emulator is a device that allows a set of switches to be used in place of a mouse for input to a Macintosh computer. Five input switches are used to produce up, down, left and right cursor movement plus mouse button action. A latching feature is provided to reproduce mouse movement with the mouse button held down ("dragging"). This latching is activated by holding down the mouse button switch for a certain (adjustable) length of time. The speed of cursor movement with the Mouse Emulator go
The NES Hands Free Controller (HFC) is a cursor control interface device designed to allow input into the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) for all NES games except those requiring the Zapper Light Gun or the PowerPad. The HFC is worn on the chest. A chin- activated joystick on a moveable arm is used to activate figures in the game. Button functions are simulated by use of a sip and puff switch. By sipping or puffing lightly, the A and B buttons are activated; harder sipping or puffing activat
No-Keys is an on screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This computer software program displays a virtual keyboard on screen and enables the user to input text into any program using a mouse, track ball, or other similar pointing device. A scanning option is also available for those who are unable to manipulate a pointing device. Whatever keys are typed on the virtual keyboard are sent to the program selected by the user (word processor, E-mail
The Orbit Optical Trackball, model K64327, is a track ball designed for use by individuals with limited dexterity or grasping disabilities. This unit allows the user to control a cursor by touching a track ball with a finger or palm of the hand. The track ball is linked to an internal optical sensor which requires no cleaning. The unit has a button on either side so it is equally usable by left or right-handed individuals. It connects to a computer through a USB or PS/2 port. COMPATIBILITY: For
The Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring, model K72337US, is a track ball designed for use by individuals with grasping disabilities or limited dexterity. This track ball enables the user to move the cursor with a fingertip. The track ball is encircled by a scroll ring that allows click-free scrolling through web pages and documents. The unit has an ambidextrous design that is equally accessible to left- or right-handed users. It connects to a computer through a USB port. COMPATIBILTY: Fo
PupilMouse is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities, neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This mouse emulator enables the user to move a computer cursor by head movement, and to click or drag by winking. Either eye can be used for click and drag, and glasses can be worn. To use the device, a camera is directed to the face of the user; no settings are necessary. The device can also be operated through other switches.
QualiEye is a cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This program provides a hands-free mouse alternative, enabling users to move the cursor using body movements and give commands using gestures. The program converts head or finger movements into on-screen cursor movements in real time by processing the images of a standard USB camera (not included). The program provides precise cursor control without r
QualiKey is an on-screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This virtual keyboard enables users to type data directly into Windows applications, run and close applications, manage tasks, manage the start menu and shut down the computer, check on-line help and more. This progran can be fully customized to maximize and speed up the user's ability to input commands and text. QualiSet for QualiKey (included) en
SAM Joystick and SAM track ball are designed to provide adapted computer access for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. These modified pointing devices are designed for both "Adaptive" and "Non-Adaptive" software applications under Windows. The switch is a substitute for the track ball or joystick and can be operated with various parts of the body , such as hands, feet, knees, elbows, head, etc. These SAM devices serve three purposes: First, they function as switch interfaces for sp
The SlimBlade Trackball, model K72327US, is a track ball desinged for use by individuals with limited dexterity. This unit has three user-selectable modes: (1) navigation mode controls the cursor and scrolling; (2) media mode controls volume, play/pause, stop, and track forward/backward in music and other media; and (3) view mode zooms in/out and pans in pictures and documents. In all functional modes, the user controls the functions by moving the ball with the fingertips or palm. The unit conne
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a sniff controller for individuals with paralytis and disabilities ranging from quadriplegia to “locked-in-syndrome.” Individuals who are paralyzed from the neck down may be able to guide their movements by sniffing into tubes. The nerve regions that receives signals from the roof the mouth/soft palate that control the ability to sniff are often unaffected by paralytic injuries and disorders. The scientists at the Weizmann Institute of S
SoftStep KeyWorx is a foot operated mouse and keyboard system designed to allow computer access for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or carpal tunnel syndrome, or to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury. This is a hardware and software bundle that translates up/down and left/right foot movements into control values, enabling the user to control the cursor, enter text, select programs, bring a browser window forward, scroll through folders and open documents, send out keystrok
Switch Click is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or fine motor disabilities. The device plugs into the computer and funtions as a mouse click, providing access to most switch-accessible software. The user retains full accessibility to the standard keyboard and mouse. COMPATIBILITY: For use with Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers.
The Switch Radio-Link is a switch interface unit designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This interface allows wireless connection of switches to computers, communication aids, toys, environmental controls, and other devices. The interface enables switches to be operated from anywhere within 12 feet, even through obstacles such as people and furniture. It works with all personal computer (PC) switch software that uses a standard switch interface,
SwitchMouse is a mouse emulator program designed for users who access the computer with one or two switches or joysticks. The switches connect to the computer via a serial or parallel port to move the mouse cursor, click, and drag. The program provides multiple scanning modes for selection of mouse direction. The program can be interfaced to the EEK program (see separate entry) to allow text entry by direct scanning. The program is supplied with one switch adapter (but switch itself is not inclu
Track Ball Pro, formerly RollerMouse, is a track ball designed with four buttons contained in a small box for individuals who have upper extremity disabilities or who have repetitive motion disorders. The user moves the ball manually to emulate mouse functions. Each button activates an additional feature; these include a "click-lock" feature which allows dragging, scrolling, and drawing without holding a button down continuously, a total left/right control, and multiple resolutions. It is design
The Twiddler is a 5-inch long pocket-sized mouse pointer and full-function keyboard in a single unit that can be used with either the right or left hand. The unit is equipped with a 6-foot cord and will work as far as 50 feet away from the computer. This combination unit is good for individuals who do computer work from a bed, one-handed individuals, or individuals with difficulties accessing a keyboard and a mouse. The Twiddler has three rows of keys on the front surface. Each row is designated
Woodpecker is a switch or joystick computer control interface designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This hardware interface connects to a computer's serial port and can be used with one or two switches or with a joystick. The hardware comes with two software programs: JoyMove, which enables the user to move the mouse cursor on the screen using a joystick connected to the hardware interface; and Woodsoft, which allows the user to make action-reaction gam
Woodpecker USB is a switch or joystick computer control interface designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This hardware interface connects to a computer's USB port and can be used with one to five switches or with a joystick. The hardware comes with two software programs: JoyMove, which enables the user to move the mouse cursor on the screen using a joystick connected to the hardware interface; and Woodsoft, which allows the user to make action-reaction g