---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a device that allows a person to feel a virtual object. Miraisens Inc., a company developed from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Tokyo., has revealed a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around in virtual space and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The current technology works using a virtual reality headset, a bracelet with hardware attached (enclosed in a box), and a f
THE 3M™ Ergonomic mouse keeps a user's wrist and hand at a natural angle and has vertical grip design to alleviate discomfort.
The AbleNet TrackerPro is designed for users with Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and any other disability where the user has little or no control of their hands to use a standard mouse. The TrackerPro hardware is placed in front of the user on top of or directly below their computer monitor and plugs into a USB Type A receptacle on the computer. The user places a small reflective dot on their forehead, glasses, or rim of their ha
Abletrack is a switch adapted track ball designed for use by individuals who wear wrist splints or who have carpal tunnel syndrome, fine motor disabilities, limited hand function, or upper extremity disabilities. This track ball can be operated without the thumb or fingers as it requires no grasping, pinching, or twisting. It comes with two large, removable external hand switches which can be operated using the palm, fist, or side of the hand. The knee, foot, toes, etc. can also be used. The sw
This five button, full function Ergoguys WP-012-S-E Wired Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse features ergonomic design to alleviate hand pressure and/or pain.
The Evoluent VerticalMouse's patented shape supports a user's hand in an upright neutral posture that generally avoids forearm twisting. The design is meant for pain relief and easy accessibility to programmable buttons. No finger contortions are needed to operate the device. Additionally, pointer speed controls on the side allow for adjustment without grip release of the mouse.
AbleNet's Freehand provides computer access by touching fingers together with the use of a specialized glove. With any amount of limited hand movement, an individual can configure Freehand to replicate any computer keyboard command. Type, click, tab through options – anything one would need to do with the touch of a finger. The Freehand should be thought of as a wearable computer interface.
The GoldTouch™ KOV-GTM-L Wired Ergonomic Mouse provides a neutral wrist angle of 24 degrees that helps alleviate muscle fatigue and discomfort caused by pronation of the wrist. This particular model is designed for left-handed users.
The Handshoe Mouse is an ergonomic computer mouse designed for individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury (RSI). The sculpted waterfall design of the Handshoe Mouse provides a naturally curved resting support for the fingers, allowing them to fully relax between clicks. And the surrounding base cradles the hand completely, preventing the user from gripping or pinching the mouse. The Handshoe Mouse also features a thumb rest which supports the thumb in a neutral and relax
HeadMouse Extreme is a wireless head-tracking mouse designed for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands providing them direct select access to their computer or alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices.
The Leap Motion is a computer controller controlled by fingers, meant to replace keyboard and mouse designed for individuals with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, or fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. The Leap Motion Controller contains 2 camera sensors and 3 infrared LEDs. Leap Motion’s software translates the information from the camera sensors into 3-D input. Leap Motion incorporates natural motions and finger tracking.
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The Libra 90 Trackball is a stationary trackball mouse that features a hand-hugging design which lessens arm movement for maximum comfort and improved functionality. The mouse is made to alleviate wrist pain and/or help those with dexterity issues. The design includes a 2 inch opto-mechanical trackball, 3 standard mouse buttons, a removable wrist-rest pad, and a PS/2-USB combo connector. Compatible with Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP.
The Maltron Head / Mouth Stick Keyboard is a 105-key modified keyboard designed specifically for use with a mouth stick or headwand. This Plug-n-Play keyboard has a concave front and a Frequency of Use letter layout with frequently used characters in the central area to reduce head movement for individuals who use a mouth stick or are single finger typists. The unit may be mounted on an articulated arm or positioned flat for single finger operation. The alphabetic keys are positioned in the midd
The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse is designed to alleviate wrist discomfort while also making digital navigation effortless. Shaped to encourage natural hand, wrist, and forearm patterns and posture, Sculpt Ergonomic Mouse helps prevent the pain of repetitive stress injuries.
Mini Beamer Transmitter & Receiver is designed to provide wireless switch access for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. The Mini Beamer Transmitter & Receiver includes a rechargeable battery, proximity sensor activation surface and an external switch jack. The proximity sensor of the Mini Beamer Transmitter will activate when an individual is within 10-millimeter of the activation surface. It requires the Mini Beamer, Original or SLAT receiver. The Mini Beamer receiver
Moozi Wheelchair Joystick is designed for individuals with neurological, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities to operate a power wheelchair with compatible controls or with adaptors. It can control a range of other equipment including a computer mouse and programs. The Moozi can be positioned on a tray or table, using Velcro or a non-slip mat. It has a smooth, light sliding action (190g force). It has a low profile that allows the hand to rest in a natural position. Moozi is also su
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype toe-operated computer mouse for individuals with upper limb disabilities. The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses the natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Toe Mouse. The user slips it on, between the big toe and second, just as one would wear flip flops. The sensor below the big toe acts as t