The Development of a Mouse Signal Simulator Circuit Board to Simplify the Construction of Custom Made Computer Access DevicesBy Gallagher, Kevin; Chang, Jennifer; Chen, Adam; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 289-293
Publication Date: 2005
Paper focuses on the design and development of a USB mouse signal simulator, which was created to allow for seamless connection to a range of control interfaces for input devices traditionally utilized to allow people with physical disabilities to access computers. Devices such as switches and joysticks can connect with the device to control the computer cursor and mouse buttons via an electronic circuit board. The simulator has been utilized at the First Assistive Technology and Resource Centre in Taipei, Taiwan, as two specific access devices have been connected with the interface: (1) the Joystick Mouse, and (2) the Switch Mouse. A total of 40 clients with spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy had utilized the interface at the time the article was written. Implications for system evaluations with these clients are discussed.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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