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 has been in contact with a Danish company that is developing a mouth keyboard that is controlled with the tip of the tongue; see www.smi.auc.dk/lab/rehab (‘tongue computer interface’). Using a plate that is placed in the palate it is possible to reach up to 40 keys. The user will be a beta tester for the mouth keyboard. 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
This tip is from 2007