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

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

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.

Users 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.

Made by
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)

This tip is from 2007

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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Tipsare: Kalle

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.