Use of computer with head mouse in bed

Custom-made laptop table for use in bed – highly appreciated assistive device for persons who control the computer with a head mouse

Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed
Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed

Description
The laptop sits on a custom-made table attached to the bed frame with a stand. The table has small edges so the computer cannot slide down. The computer is controlled with a head mouse that has a custom-made holder and sits above the computer. Software applications are WiVik and Dragger.

WiVik is a screen-based keyboard, see www.rehabmodul.se/katalogen/wivik3.html (last checked Febr. 2017). Dragger is a program for automatic timed click with the right and left mouse button, see orin.com/access/dragger/index.htm (last checked Febr. 2017).

Users comments
The user feels that the computer table is one of the best assistive devices he has. Because of problems with pressure ulcers he does sometimes works from home. He works sitting or semi-reclining in bed. He has a wireless network. The work takes a little longer since the table is somewhat unstable. The slightest vibrations disturb the head mouse.

Made by
Sodexho Hjälpmedelservice (Assistive device services), Stockholm

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. 2017)

This tip is from 2006

Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed
Laptop with head mouse on special table in bed
Special table with stand
Special table with stand
Attachment of stand to bed frame
Attachment of stand to bed frame

Tipsare: Martin

Martin lives together with his wife in a house. He is working part time. He was injured in 2000 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.