Having tried a variety of different ways of controlling my computer it wasn't until I stumbled across Glassouse that I was able to use my computer fully again.
Think of Glassouse as a mouse that you control with your head and then click by biting on the bite clicker
Connected by bluetooth it works across Windows / Android / Mac (just not iPad or iPhone)
They don’t make this version anymore but they have improved it and come out with version 1.2 .Scroll do
This is by no means an exhaustive list but are products that I either use or would like to.
If you don’t see something suitable or can think of something I've missed please
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From the guys that brought us the excellent Glassouse assistive device comes the new and improved Glassouse V1.2
Whilst keeping the features that made the original so good they have added functionality for a wider audience by adding different switches and making the legs foldable for easier transport.
The different switches are easily changeable thanks to a 3.5 mm jack connection. The original bite clicker is still available or you can have a electronic puff switch, finger switch or a foot switch.
They have just realeased a whole range of Buddy buttons to cover all sorts of needs Click here to see the range.
The Gyroset Glory is a proportional headset that enables users to control their computer and drive their power wheelchairs with one device.
The device monitors the users head movements and translates that to the movement of the cursor on your computer screen. To click all you do is wink! The infa-red sensor picks up the muscle movement and activates the click.
Using the product is really intuitive and you can be up and running in a matter of minutes !
Perhaps the Gyroset's Glory neatest trick is that you can use the headset to control a wheelchair chair as an alternative to a bulky and uncomfortable chin control system. The Gyroset Link monitors your head movements and correlates this to movement from the chair
Check out the videos below to see it in action.
Now Technologies are also developing high end / high functionality wheelchair controls to include things like phone control . They are a very innovative and exciting company and I am looking forward to see what they are developing in the future
Resembling a bluetooth headset for a phone, it looks really sleek and seems like a highly impressive piece of kit.
It can be integrated with the wheelchair controls to drive the wheelchair and fully access the functions to tilt, recline, raise the chair etc.
As an alternative to a clunky and instrusive chin control it seems to be quite revolutionary
It connects to Android phones/tablets via Bluetooth and can utilise a switch via a standard 3.5mm plug. (No Computer control yet)
Can’t wait to see this hit the market !
The Quha Zono is an assistive mouse that can be used with a variety of accessories depending on your needs. It is designed and made in Finland.
The device can be attached to a range of accessories from headsets, headbands, glasses or even your hand of foot!
The full list of attachment options can be viewed on their website here
Aswell as the different ways of mounting the mouse on your body there are also different ways of clicking the cursor. There is a Sip n Puff switch or it can be connected to standard 3.5mm switch, dwell click can also be used
Using the provided software all of the settings can be changed to how it best worka for you.
Launched on Kickstarter (Oct'19) these glasses are built with gyroscope sensors and eye-blink detection technology, the HiiDii glasses provide easy hands-free operation for your computer, tablet or smartphone — perfect for any user.
By using different types of eye-blinks it is possible to access the full range of mouse functions (left/right click, click and drag etc) on a variety of devices, Windows, Mac and Android. These are all configured from the smartphone App.
They connect to your device via Bluetooth and are rechargeable via Micro-Usb (1 hr charge will give 10hrs of us)
Available for pre-order on Kickstarter now, they are due to be shipped March 2020