ACCELEROMETER-BASED COMPUTER MOUSE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Authors

  • Lluís Ribas Xirgo Department of Microelectronics and Electronic Systems, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra) http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1419-0485
  • Francisco López-Varquiel Department of Microelectronics and Electronic Systems, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra)

Keywords:

DIY (Do It Yourself) accessibility device, HCI (Human Computer Interface), interfaces and techniques for information access, user adaptability.

Abstract

A great deal of human-machine interaction depends on hands, and so does access to information technology services. People unable to use hands do require special devices that replace computer mice or touchscreens. In this paper, we present a building kit for a full-featured computer mouse that is controlled by head movements. The resulting kit includes an easy-to-find bill of materials, instructions to build the device and to use it. The experiments conducted with already built devices showed that it works pretty well for most people after a short period of adaptation.

Author Biography

Lluís Ribas Xirgo, Department of Microelectronics and Electronic Systems, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Bellaterra)

Microelectronics and Electronic Systems Department, Associate Professor.

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Published

2017-05-31

How to Cite

Ribas Xirgo, L., & López-Varquiel, F. (2017). ACCELEROMETER-BASED COMPUTER MOUSE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Journal of Accessibility and Design for All, 7(1), 1-20. Retrieved from http://jacces.org/index.php/jacces/article/view/113