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Origin Instruments Corporation HeadMouse® Extreme Wireless Head Controlled Mouse

Product Description

Product Description

HeadMouse® Extreme replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands when controlling a computer or alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device. The HeadMouse translates natural movements of a user's head into directly proportional movements of the computer mouse pointer, so as the user moves their head the mouse pointer on the screen also moves. The HeadMouse has a wireless optical sensor which tracks a tiny disposable target that is worn by the user in a convenient location on their forehead, glasses, hat, etc. It works just like a computer mouse, with the mouse pointer being moved by the motion of the user's head.

The HeadMouse will track the user's head with the user located in any comfortable viewing position relative to the computer display. Resolution of the HeadMouse is precise to allow a user to control the mouse pointer down to the minimum, pixel perfect, resolution of the computer display. This precision allows a user to perform such tasks as drawing, gaming, graphics work and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

HeadMouse Extreme connects to the computer or augmentative communication device through a USB port and operates using standard mouse drivers. No special software is required. The HeadMouse is powered by the host device, over the USB connection. The integrated electronic tilt sensor automatically adapts to even the most unusual mounting requirements.

Selections and mouse button operations can be performed using a variety of adaptive switches, including Origin Instruments Sip/Puff Switch, Orby™ Switch, and mouse button software, such as Dragger™. Using Dragger, mouse clicks are performed by positioning the pointer and dwelling for a selectable period of time. HeadMouse Extreme also comes with a built-in infrared receiver that provides optional wireless connections for adaptive switches. Beam™ is available for wireless transfer of adaptive switch inputs from a wheelchair to the integrated receiver.

When used with an on-screen keyboard such as SofType™ or KeyStrokes™, HeadMouse provides head-controlled access to all of the full range of functions for both keyboard and mouse, and to thousands of standard personal computer applications including Internet access.

Key User Benefits and Value Points

The HeadMouse Extreme provides universal, reliable and worry-free access to users around the world who frequently express their appreciation for features that bring them personal benefit, including:

  • No headaches and uncertainties associated with operating system dependencies and processing delays (So Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 …no problem!)
  • Smooth, precise, pixel perfect control of the mouse pointer
  • Uninterrupted operations even in varied lighting conditions
  • Support for a variety of platforms including computers, AAC systems and other devices that support a USB mouse
  • No extra power adapters to keep up with or concern for keeping components charged since the HeadMouse receives power through the USB connection
  • Simple, hassle-free installation with one step connect of the HeadMouse Extreme to a USB port
  • Connectivity support for both wired and wireless adaptive switches with integrated switch interface

Access for Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices

HeadMouse Extreme provides reliable head-controlled access to augmentative communication devices that provide speech and environmental control. HeadMouse Extreme integrates conveniently with systems from a variety of suppliers, DynaVox Systems, Jabbla, Prentke Romich, Tobii, Words+ and others.

If an augmentative communication device can be accessed with a standard mouse then it should be accessible with a HeadMouse

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Product Compliance

Not applicable; There are no technical requirements in the 2010 ADA Standards for this product

Disability Types

  • Dexterity
  • Other Mobility
  • Wheelchair/Scooter

Product Application

  • Non-Architectural Product