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Styrning av datorn utan arm/hand funktion, (svensk text)

User in front of computer
User in front of computer

User with reflector on nose and sip/puff controls
User with reflector on nose and sip/puff controls

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Control of computer without arm/hand function

Custom modifications make it possible for persons without function in their arms and hands to play computer games

Description
The computer is controlled with a head mouse for WiVIK (see associated tip), with an extra sip/puff control with 2 optional functions (see associated tip), a joystick (see associated tip) and a microphone (see associated tip). The user installed the extra sip/puff control and the joystick with his brother's help.

Authors comments
With these controls the user can play almost any game on the market. It took a while for the user to improve his skills, but today he is as fast as it is possible to be. However, WiVIK is not fast enough for him. WiVIK only works in Windows. The user would like to have a keyboard that he can control outside Widows, such as in a game or in DOS. He has been in contact with a Danish company that is developing a mouth keyboard that is controlled with the tip of the tongue; see www.smi.auc.dk/lab/rehab ('tongue computer interface'). Using a plate that is placed in the palate it is possible to reach up to 40 keys. The user will be a beta tester for the mouth keyboard. He is also considering getting a joystick that is controlled with the tongue.

Manufacturer
The user's brother

Idea
The user

Paid for by
County council (head mouse and WiVik) and user

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
communication » use of computer, recreation, leisure » games, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia without function in arms and hands (C2-4, ASIA A, B).

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One comment:

  1. Please comment on the reflective sticker on his nose. This is fantastic thinking!
    #4021# comment 2012-09-13

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