Adapted mouse

Simple modifications enable a person with impaired hand function to use a mouse with trackball

Adapted mouse
Adapted mouse

Description
A two-button trackball mouse is adapted as follows:
– 2 key rings are glued on
– anti-slip material is glued to the bottom
– pieces of plastic are glued to the mouse buttons (photo no. 3)

Users comments
The user can use the key rings to pick up the mouse and place it on his lap. The mouse is close to his body, which helps his shoulders when he works on the computer. The anti-slip material holds the mouse in place. Adapting the mouse buttons makes it possible for him to use the mouse. Enlarging small buttons means a lot to the user; they make it possible for him to use the buttons. He has this adaptation on many devices.

How to make
Adapted mouse button: take a piece (about 0.5 cm) of a catheter tube, glue it to the mouse buttons and fill the piece of tube with hot melt adhesive from the glue gun.

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Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2006

Adapted mouse
Adapted mouse
Adapted mouse button
Adapted mouse button



Adapted mouse (image )

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Tipsare: Ragge

Ragge lives together with his wife in a house. He is developing ideas which make everyday life easier for himself and for others. He was injured in 1973 and has a high tetraplegia. He has homehelp 27 hours a week.