Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
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
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.
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 is also considering getting a joystick that is controlled with the tongue.
The user’s brother
Paid for by
County council (head mouse and WiVik) and user
Kalle lives in an apartment and is studying part time. He was injured in 2001 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 4 hours a day he has two persons assisting him.
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