A Complete guide on choosing your ideal Head mouse for Disabled (2022)

Date:
09-Sep-2022
Author:
Pravin Kumar

This article contains everything, you need to know about using the head mouse for disabled.

Types of Head mouse

How to choose the right head mouse for your disability

where to purchase them and the support you get after you get the devices.

With that, here are some of the topics covered in this article

Table of Contents

What is a head mouse for disabled?

A head mouse is a type of mouse where the user controls the cursor by moving their head. It makes use of head movements as cursor commands. Since the traditional computer mouse is only suitable for operation using hands, a head-controlled mouse can be considered a great alternative for people who are unable to use their upper limbs. In short, it is more convenient for people with limited mobility to use this instead of a conventional mouse.

A Head mouse is a device that takes your head movement as input and helps your control the mouse cursor on your smart device. This head mouse is ideal for people with physical disabilities including those who suffer from Repetitive strain injury (RSI), Carpet tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, or quadriplegia.

Head mouse helps you with the hands-free operation of smart devices. These smart devices can be your smartphone, tablet, TV, or Laptop. With the help of a head mouse, users can easily send emails, access the internet, play games, check social media, watch videos online and do so much more.

Using a head mouse, with the help of the onscreen keyboard, users can easily use their keyboard to type messages, add comments and send emails to their loved ones.

We are super excited to tell you that we have made a device that has all the above-mentioned features and so much more. This device is called Mouseware.

Introducing Mouseware

Mouseware is a head mouse that is made keeping in mind the usage restrictions of Persons with Disability. The mouse click is performed using a switch with can be connected with the 3.5 mm jack present in the receiver. The Receiver is plugged in via the USB port on your computer.

The mouse pointer or cursor is controlled using the head movement of the user. The received is placed on the user's head and when the user moves their head, the signal is transmitted wirelessly to the receiver, and the mouse cursor moves.

Types of Head Mouse for disabled

There are different types of head mouse to help with the various types of disablities. Some of more common head mouse includes

  1. Software-based head mouse
  2. Optical head mouse
  3. Sensor-based head mouse

Software Based head controlled mouse

Software-based head mouse doesn't require any type of dedicated hardware to work. Instead, a software-based head mouse uses the built-in webcam or an external webcam for moving the mouse cursor.

These webcam-based mouse controllers are the least accurate head-controlled mouse and often require a well-lit or bright environment to perform at their best.

Compared to a standard mouse, the software-based mouse is an easy alternative for people looking for a cost-effective way to control their mouse and their computer screen with their head.

The system uses the eyes and facial gestures of the users to move the mouse on the screen. These types of software-based systems are present as a default accessibility option in the operating system such as MAC OS.

You can learn more about apple head movement tracking software in this link

Optical head-controlled mouse

The wireless optical sensor-based head mouse includes a special camera that can be plugged into your smart devices. The optical sensor attached to the smart devices tracks a disposable target on the user's head or forehead to track the head movement.

The accuracy and precision on these wireless optical head mouse is higher than the software-based head-controlled mouse. However, these too suffer from the same drawbacks of the software-based head mouse, including the lack of accuracy when the user is using the device in a less than ideal lighting environment.

Sensor-based Head mouse

The Motion sensor-based head mouse control system like Mouseware is the most ideal and the most accurate head mouse on the market. The Motion sensor in the receiver is attached to the user's head and the movement of the head is translated to the cursor movements on the screen.

The head movement is wirelessly transmitted to the receiver connected to the user device via a USB.

Mouseware is a sensor-based head mouse that helps you to operate smart devices with simple head movements. Mouseware support all types of smart devices including smartphone, Tablet, Smart TV, Laptops, and Desktop.

Mouseware also supports major OS including Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Android, and IOS.

Mouseware can be combined with single or multiple Adaptive switches based on the user's disability to perform simple and complex actions. The clicking action can be performed with the help of Adaptive switches.

Head Mouse for people with Multiple sclerosis

For people with Multiple sclerosis, we recommend staying away from an optical-based head mouse and choosing the motion sensor-based mouse like Mousware from Dextroware Devices. People with multiple sclerosis suffer from impaired coordination due to which they have to constantly adjust the position of their smart device and their head.

This causes even more discomfort to the user. With the motion sensor-based head mouse, users can operate the devices wirelessly near the devices. So the user or their caretaker doesn't have to constantly adjust the user posture or their smart devices.

For people with multiple sclerosis, the ideal head mouse is a motion sensor-based head mouse such as Mouseware.

Head Mouse for people with Cerebral Palsy

For people with cerebral palsy, we recommend using a Motion sensor-based head mouse control such as Mouseware.

People with cerebral palsy often have exaggerated reflexes causing the head mouse to be less accurate. Also with involuntary motions, the user will not be able to move the mouse pointer accurately along the screen.

So, it is ideal to use a motion sensor-based wireless head mouse to control the mouse actions.

Mouseware Bundle

 This Mouseware bundle contains Sensor Box, USB Stick, Dual Switch adapter, Footswitch, Headstrap and Mouseware Panel (Software)

In short, a motion sensor-based head mouse is the best solution for people with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and other similar disabilities.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this head mouse is a great alternative to the standard mouse or joystick which requires hand movements. For people suffering from Multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy who don't have much or any control over their movement. A motion sensor-based head mouse like Mouseware will help them get back and start using their favorite smart device and reconnect with their loved ones.

So if you are considering purchasing a head mouse for yourself or someone you know who has a hand or arm difficulty that makes it difficult to use a traditional mouse, consider this head mouse alternative ‘Mouseware’.

Mouseware offers excellent battery life with its intelligent sleep functionality. With its advanced speed-to-text engine, you can easily type with your voice in 6+ Native languages. Mouseware also offers an industry-leading 1-year warranty and 15 days return policy.

To know more, check out our website.

You can also place an order through our website if you or someone you know will highly benefit from this. 

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