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    I had planned to post this last week, but when I logged on I was confronted by the tragic news of Barry’s death. So anything else seemed completely trivial.

    I haven’t posted very much in recent months because failing fingers make typing on my laptop and mobile phone increasingly difficult. The computer people in the assistive technology group gave me an oversize keyboard which partly improved things but there remained the problem of the mouse.

    Last week two very bright people from the same group brought several mice for me to try, and have fitted me up with a Logitech M570 tracker-ball mouse. This is an enormous help. It is quite large and fits under your whole hand, but it does not need to be moved around, which is a great help for my weak wrist. Cursor movement is controlled not by moving the mouse, but by moving the tracker-ball with my thumb. There is a scroll wheel between two large left and right click buttons. Overall, it makes the best use of the three remaining mobile digits on my right hand.

    I’ve arranged for an Eye-gaze demonstration in about a month’s time.

    Small steps ...

    Doug


    #2
    That's what mr Armstrong said. If it's good enough for them....... 👍😍😁😄xx
    Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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      #3
      Great to hear, Doug! Can you manage the left and right click buttons OK? xx
      ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
      Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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        #4
        Yes, Ellie. Just need to slow the cursor down a bit. The ball is a bit fast. Xx

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          #5
          Sounds good Doug and I know what your talking about the fast moving curser. I hope that practicing sorts it out.

          Please let us know how you get on with your eye gaze demonstration. Love Lynne x
          ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

          I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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            #6
            Doug Carpenter Doug, you can change the tracker ball sensitivity through the Logitech software (settings) If that's too tricky and you have nobody there to do it for you, the next best is to go into your PC settings, the cogwheel icon, type 'Cursor Speed' into the search box and you'll see a slider for Cursor Speed. Play around with slowing it down until you find a suitable speed.

            Any problems, let me know.

            Love Ellie.
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Lynne K View Post
              I know what your talking about the fast moving curser.
              Lynne, the iPad also has a slider to slow down the cursor: Settings -> General -> Trackpad & Mouse. xx

              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                #8
                Many thanks Ellie!
                Will do

                Doug xx

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                  Lynne, the iPad also has a slider to slow down the cursor: Settings -> General -> Trackpad & Mouse. xx
                  Thanks Ellie. Your knowledge astounds me, love Lynne xx
                  ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

                  I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                    #10
                    I also was loaned a tracker ball unit, this one is called a N-ABLER from Barnsley hospital, it looks old but functional. It is about 5 x 10 inch, by 2 inch thick with a roller ball snooker ball size which is tiring on the index finger, there is a big recessed button for right clicking which I do with my left index.
                    I use an on screen keyboard to type but I try to keep short what I say.
                    Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
                    Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
                    Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                      #11
                      cursor slowed to manageable speed.

                      thanks for help

                      Doug

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                        #12
                        Doug Carpenter De rien, chérie 😘
                        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                          #13
                          That’s good Doug, Lynne x
                          ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my balance.

                          I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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                            #14
                            Merci, ma petite chou!
                            xx

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                              #15
                              Keep on Tracking Rubber Duck 10 4 Good Buddy! 🤣🤗😆😎xx
                              Bulbar started Jan 2020. Mute and 100% tube fed but mobile and undefeated. Stay Strong 🤗😘🤗😁xx

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