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December 23, 2020
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Eye Trackers, Head Pointers, and 'Hands Free' Mouses Allow those with Special Needs to be Productive

At Northwest Ergonomics & Assistive Technology, we stay on top of the technology that allows those with injuries and disabilities to compute and create. Our specialists are trained to assess the needs of our clients and then properly install and educate them how to take advantage of the latest and greatest technology available. Here are a few devices that are helping our clients become productive and happy.

Eye Tracker - The PCEye from Tobii Dynavox

The PCEye from Tobii Dynavox gives individuals with physical disabilities a flexible way to use a computer with their eyes. PCEye provides an intuitive way to access and navigate the Windows operating environment with eye gaze. The PCEye can enhance the use of a dedicated communication device by fitting all kinds of devices, including tablets, laptops, and computers. PCEye comes allows users to use their eyes to:

  • Control their computers commands
  • Surf the web
  • Create documents
  • Play games
  • Make video calls
  • Post on social media

The PCEye is frequently combined with other software and hardware to help our clients compute and communicate. Find out more information from the Tobii Dynavox site here.

Motion Controlled "Hands-Free" Tracker Pro 2 Head Mouse from AbleNet

The TrackerPro 2 Head Mouse provides reliable 'hands-free' mouse control for individuals who are unable to use a traditional computer mouse. By installing the Tracker Pro 2 signal-receptor (pictured), an individual can then wear the adhesive reflective dot on a hat, glasses, their forehead, or anywhere else, and control the mouse with slight movements. The software will create a keyboard on screen that can easily be operated using the reflective dot as well.

TrackerPro 2 Head Mouse works with Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems.

Find out more information from the AbleNet site here.

Motion Controlled "Hands Free" Quha Zono Mouse

Some people have injuries or disabilities that make it difficult for them to grasp and operator traditional mouse. Quha Zono is a wireless gyroscopic mouse designed for these individuals with special needs.  It can be placed on the head (or anywhere else) to control a mouse cursor on a computer. The Quha Zono works on Windows, Mac, & Android devices.

There is also an additional mouthpiece that can be attached to allows the user to control the mouse click by blowing a puff of air (pictured).

Find out more information from the GRASP Assistive Technology site here.

Get in Touch with an Expert at Northwest Ergonomics & Assistive Technology

Northwest Ergonomics and Assistive Technology is here to help with your assistive technology needs. Our trained  experts will consult with you to understand your specific needs and provide solutions that really work. We help people of all ages who have experienced an injury or other disability.

It is important to our caring specialists that you really get the benefit of these wonderful advancements in technology. For that reason we specialize in training and follow-up to make sure that everything is working as effectively as possible for you.

To contact us, use the form on our contact page, or call 206-707-8830





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Doug Lear
15 years as an Assistive Technology Specialist- Providing services to those with disabilities for those with and those why want to operate a computer more efficiently and effectively by voice, vision, or movements.