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Styrning av datorn med WiVIK och huvudmus, (svensk text)

User with reflector on nose and headset for sip/puff control in front of computer
User with reflector on nose and headset for sip/puff control in front of computer

Head mouse
Head mouse

WiVIK virtual keyboard on computer screen
WiVIK virtual keyboard on computer screen

Sip/puff control
Sip/puff control

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Controlling the computer with WiVIK and head mouse

Using WiVIK and a head mouse a person without arm and hand function can type on the computer

Description
WiVIK is a virtual keyboard on the computer screen. WiVIK works on computers with the Windows operating system and replaces a regular keyboard. The user chooses keys using the 'HeadMaster' head mouse. The wireless head mouse replaces a standard mouse. The user moves the mouse using a reflector that sits on his nose and a receiver that sits on the computer screen. Infrared light from the receiver detects the user's head movements through the reflector. A sip/puff control mounted on the user's head serves as the right and left-click of the mouse.

Authors comments
The user does not feel that WiVIK is ideal, it is too slow for him. Some games are hard to play with WiVIK, since they do not operate under Windows. Most on-line games have a setting that allows them to "open in windows" and then it is possible to work within Windows and use WiVIK.

Manufacturer
Origin Instruments (head mouse), www.orin.com (last checked Febr. 2017)

Purchased from
RehabmodulAB, www.rehab model.se (last checked Febr. 2017)

Paid for by
County Council

Editors comments
You can download other virtual keybords, for example 'OnScreenKeys', see www.tomweber-software.com/products/onscreenkeys/ (last checked Febr. 2011)

Tip is dated from 2007

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

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