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Styra dator med huvudmus och externt musklick, (svensk text)

Computer with on-screen keyboard and keyboard control switch on Kalix brace
Computer with on-screen keyboard and keyboard control switch on Kalix brace

User presses on control switch attached to Kalix brace
User presses on control switch attached to Kalix brace

Kalix brace with control switch (close-up)
Kalix brace with control switch (close-up)

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Controlling the computer with head mouse and external mouse click

Computer assistive device for people with impaired hand function who type with a head mouse and manage the mouse contact with an external control switch

Description
The user types on the computer with a head mouse and on-screen keyboard (see related tip). The mouse click is operated with an external control switch that is attached with adhesive Velcro on an angled brace made of plastic, called a “Kalix brace”, which holds a control switch in the upright position. The device is attached to the table with self-adhesive Velcro.

Head mouse model: Trackir, see also www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/ (last checked May 2017).

Authors comments
Other head mouse option: Headmouse extreme from Rehab Center, Sweden, www.rehabcenter.se (last checked May 2017).

Software is available that provides auditory feedback for each keystroke, ‘noisy keybord’, see www.leeos.com/noisy_keyboard.html (last checked May 2017).

Manufacturer
Occupational therapist Talkraft, Rehab Station Stockholm (Kalix brace)

Purchased from
Rehab Center, www.rehabcenter.se (control switch), www.naturalpoint.com/trackir/ (head mouse) (last checked May 2017)

Idea
The user

Editors comments
For head mouse, see also www.spinalistips.se/tips-custom-modification-to-control-computer-with-head--en-179.html and http://www.spinalistips.se/tips-controlling-the-computer-with-wivik-and-head-mouse-en-648.html

Tip is dated from 2011

Categories for this tip
communication » use of computer, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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