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Head computer mouse — a special optical device, that allows you to control your computer without hands.
What are the advantages of this device?
The main value of this gadget is that with its help people who are deprived the possibility of independently communication with the surrounding world, can gain a feeling of independence and control over the situation. For the first time the computer was available for the paralyzed patients.
How does it work?
A small special sticker is attached to the forehead or on the tip of the nose. The device has a very accurate sensor, and the camera which detects its movements. Program capturing human movements, displays them on a screen as a cursor motions. Holding the cursor for a few moments at one point is regarded by computer as double-clicking the left mouse button. Thus, enough the slightest movement of the neck to fully use the computer.
Why does the device is used in the rehabilitation?
This device allows people with disabilities and those who need rehabilitation after serious injuries to have access to information, draw, watch movies, chat via video, play video games and even work with graphic editors.
With all these features, the head mouse is used by physical therapists in occupational therapy — with its help doctors manage to achieve positive results, because the device helps the psychological rehabilitation of disabled people.
What do you need to start using the head-mouse?
This unique software does not require special installation and recognized by any computer after connection to USB-port. Doctors of rehabilitation centers teach their patients how to use this device. For this occupational therapists must correctly set the position of the patient, computer and camera. Then specialist adjusts settings of the program according to the possibilities of patient and specifics of his movements.