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.
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.
Origin Instruments (head mouse), www.orin.com (last checked Febr. 2017)
RehabmodulAB, www.rehab model.se (last checked Febr. 2017)
Paid for by
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