The Design and Implementation of Pointing Device for a Multimedia Users with Severe Physical Disability

Takuro Hatakeyama, Yoshiki Koizumi, Yuichi Umeda, Masatoshi Uchio, Masao Kasuga
1998 The Journal of The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers  
We developed a pointing device for manipulating multimedia on the personal computer for people who have a severe physical disability. We studied the design requirements of an input device for the disabled and developed a device that can be operated by rotating the head and by puffing and sipping from the mouth. Using infrared light as a communication link, the pointing device is composed of both a pointer and a controller. This new device allows the mouse cursor to move according to the angle of the head.
doi:10.3169/itej.52.1379 fatcat:dw5coifaffghtfpk4jl5qsx3vq