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Designing a mouse for quadraplegic

  1. Sep 23, 2013 #1

    wolram

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    My brother has a friend who is quadraplegic and is at a loss as to how to design a mechanism for him to use his computer efficiently , does any one know of such a device or have an idea as to how to start the design of this [mouse mover] any advice will be welcome as this guy is wrighting a book and needs his computer.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2013 #2

    berkeman

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    I googled Mouse Pointing Devices For The Disabled, and got a number of good hits. Here's one using an eye camera:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/161298/samsung-announces-eyecan-pointing-device-for-disabled.html

    Head movement tracker:

    http://www.orin.com/access/headmouse/

    Tounge-based input:

    http://www.sigchi.org/chi97/proceedings/tech-note/cs.htm

    You can also look at voice recognition applications like the Dragon system:

    http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

    Probably one of the pointing systems plus the Dragon voice recognition system would be a good way to go. :smile:
     
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