HeadMouse replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands. The HeadMouse translates natural movements of a user’s head into directly proportional mouse pointer movement – move your head and the mouse pointer follows along. The HeadMouse has a wireless optical sensor which tracks a tiny disposable target worn by the user on his/her forehead, glasses, or even a hat. It works just like a computer mouse, with the mouse pointer being controlled by head movement.
The HeadMouse will track head movement with the user comfortably located anywhere in front of his/her computer display. With HeadMouse Nano’s high tracking resolution, pixel precise control is available to everyone. This precision allows a user to perform such tasks as drawing, photo editing, graphic illustration, and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
HeadMouse Nano connects to the computer, tablet or speech generating 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 tilt sensor automatically adapts to any mounting orientation.
Selections and mouse button operations can be performed using a variety of adaptive switches. HeadMouse Nano has an integrated infrared receiver for wireless adaptive switches.
Key User Benefits
- Works on Windows, Mac, Android, Chrome, Linux – if it works with a USB mouse it works with HeadMouse.
- Smooth and pixel precise control of the mouse pointer
- Works in any lighting environment – from complete darkness to full sun.
- Works on virtually every platform – computers, tablets and speech generating devices
- No power adapter – HeadMouse receives power through the USB connection
- Simple and hassle-free installation consists of plugging HeadMouse into a USB port
The tiny Target Dot is typically worn on the forehead, glasses frame or the brim of a ball cap. A sheet of 50 Target Dots come with each sensor and more are available in fifty or in the more economical 200 count pack.
Access for Speech Generating Devices
HeadMouse Nano provides reliable head-controlled access to speech genrating devices, (also known as alternative and augmentative communication devices) that provide speech and environmental control. HeadMouse Nano integrates conveniently with dedicated systems from a variety of suppliers – Prentke Romich, Tobii DynaVox, Jabbla, and others.
If an augmentative communication device can be accessed with a standard USB mouse then it should be accessible with a HeadMouse.