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Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed
Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed

Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed
Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed

Special table with stand
Special table with stand

Attachment of stand to bed frame
Attachment of stand to bed frame

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Use of computer with head mouse in bed

Custom-made laptop table for use in bed – highly appreciated assistive device for persons who control the computer with a head mouse

Description
The laptop sits on a custom-made table attached to the bed frame with a stand. The table has small edges so the computer cannot slide down. The computer is controlled with a head mouse that has a custom-made holder and sits above the computer. Software applications are WiVik and Dragger.

WiVik is a screen-based keyboard, see www.rehabmodul.se/katalogen/wivik3.html (last checked Febr. 2017). Dragger is a program for automatic timed click with the right and left mouse button, see orin.com/access/dragger/index.htm (last checked Febr. 2017).

Authors comments
The user feels that the computer table is one of the best assistive devices he has. Because of problems with pressure ulcers he does sometimes works from home. He works sitting or semi-reclining in bed. He has a wireless network. The work takes a little longer since the table is somewhat unstable. The slightest vibrations disturb the head mouse.

Manufacturer
Sodexho Hjälpmedelservice (Assistive device services), Stockholm

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. 2017)

Tip is dated from 2006

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

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