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HeadMouse Extreme

  • Manufactured by: Origin Instruments

Price: $995.00


Head-Controlled Wireless Computer Access

HeadMouse Extreme replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands when controlling a computer or augmentative communication device. The HeadMouse translates natural movements of a user's head into directly proportional movements of the computer mouse pointer. The HeadMouse has a wireless optical sensor which tracks a tiny disposable target that is conveniently placed on the users forehead, glasses, hat, etc. It works just like a computer mouse, with the mouse pointer being moved by the motion of the users 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 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 can be performed using a variety of adaptive switches. 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.

When used with an on-screen keyboard, 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.

Access for 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, including Assistive Technology Inc, DynaVox Systems, Prentke Romich, Words+ and others.

Specifications/Features:
* Wireless operation
* No cumbersome head mount
* Pixel precise pointing
* Operates in conjunction with or replaces a standard desktop mouse
* Can be used in conjunction with a variety of clicking solutions, including adaptive switches, Sip/Puff Switch, Dragger, SofType and KeyStrokes
* No software required uses standard USB mouse interface
* Powered from host device, no separate power cable needed
* HeadMouse Size: 3.7 by 2.2 by 0.5 inches (94mm by 56mm by 13mm)
* Weighs less than 3.5 ounces (96 grams)
* Standard 1/8-inch (3.5mm) input for two wired switches
* Built-in receiver for Beam in support of wireless communications
* Mounts available for notebook and desktop computers, and Alternative and Augmentative Communications (AAC) devices
* Standard Target: Paper thin, 0.25 inch (6.5mm) diameter, with adhesive backing

HeadMouse Extreme Package Includes:
* HeadMouse Extreme
* Notebook mounting bracket
* Dual-lock mounting kit (used to attach HeadMouse Extreme to a monitor)v * Right-angle 6' and straight 3' USB cablesv * 50 target dotsv * 2-year limited warranty