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    Hands-free mouse, please advise

    Hello, my dad has fairly advanced ALS and needs a good hands-free mouse that works will help him to use a laptop again. He can't use fingers at all but could apply pressure to something placed under the bottom of his hand (or perhaps between teeth?). We don't have anyone to assess or advise him. Is anyone else in that situation and know of a good HF mouse? He's scared of trying new tech because it's often so frustrating, but he needs to be able to use the laptop. Thank you. Sasha

    #2
    Hi Sasha

    Has your dad had a referral to assistive Technology. They have different options that are available. Steve uses Eye Gaze now, would that be an option for him.

    Sue

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      #3
      I use eyegaze it's okay but you can't change gridpad 3 settings without hands.I also have quho hands free that does everything

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        #4
        Hi Sue, thanks. Unfortunately he doesn't live in this country and where he is there is no such assistance. I have been looking on the internet but am completely bewildered by what is out there and what goes with what.. Have been looking (and trying to make sense of) the Tobii site but like I said, bewildered. He needs something that he can use his eyes for a mouse and maybe click with a ball under the palm of his hand.

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          #5
          Originally posted by lv73 View Post
          I use eyegaze it's okay but you can't change gridpad 3 settings without hands.I also have quho hands free that does everything
          Thank you Ivy, do you know where I can find more info about this online, including info about cost? Google not being helpful!

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            #6
            Hi Sasha,

            It's Quha, not Quho, based in Finland but see How to Buy for your dad's country.

            https://www.quha.com/products-2/

            Love Ellie.
            Last edited by Ellie; 20 January 2019, 16:11.
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #7
              Hi Sasha;

              I don't know much about eye gaze but some here do and has a complete system working for I think under £200.

              All computer systems do seam to require some tweaking from time to time as well as a initial set up.

              I think Grid Pad is a 1 or 2 switch system which is quite slow but probably requires less maintenance.

              Love Terry
              TB once said that "The forum is still the best source for friendship and information."

              It will only remain so if new people post and keep us updated on things that work or don't work and tips.

              Please post on old threads that are of use so that others see them and feel free to start new subjects and threads.

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                #8
                Steve uses Gridpad 3. Once set up to your own requirements it works really well. Steve played with the settings until he had it how he wanted, but assistive technology did leave you with just default settings which were very slow and frustrating. I do have to help sometimes with settings if he wants to change something.

                Sue

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Sasha73 View Post
                  Thank you Ivy, do you know where I can find more info about this online, including info about cost? Google not being helpful!
                  I got it free through assistive technology through my council I live in Scotland

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Sueb View Post
                    Steve uses Gridpad 3. Once set up to your own requirements it works really well. Steve played with the settings until he had it how he wanted, but assistive technology did leave you with just default settings which were very slow and frustrating. I do have to help sometimes with settings if he wants to change something.

                    Sue
                    has Steve set it up to control the TV?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sasha73 View Post
                      Hi Sue, thanks. Unfortunately he doesn't live in this country and where he is there is no such assistance. I have been looking on the internet but am completely bewildered by what is out there and what goes with what.. Have been looking (and trying to make sense of) the Tobii site but like I said, bewildered. He needs something that he can use his eyes for a mouse and maybe click with a ball under the palm of his hand.
                      http://www.cameramouse.org/index.html

                      free software

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