BioMuse is a cursor control interface designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilites or spinal cord or brain injury. This bioelectric signal controller is a rack-mountable package that enables users to control computer functions directly from muscle or eye movement or brainwave signals, bypassing standard input hardware, such as a keyboard or mouse. This device receives data from four main sources of electrical activity in the human body: muscles (EMG signals),
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Optical headpointer and photodetector circuit designed to be immune to false triggering. Describes a photodetector circuit tuned to respond only to light pulsed at 90 Hertz (from a headpointer beam), ignoring shifts in ambient light level and room lighting. Circuit output feeds directly into a computer. Includes circuit diagrams for a lamp driver and a photodetector. COMMENTS: For further information contact: G L Heseltine, Science Unlimited Research F
Light Beam Indicator is a head-mounted pointing system using both a pointing rod and an adjustable padded nylon headset with a light pointer. The rod, which attaches to the nylon headset, projects out over the forehead and downward. The light pointer is positioned over the forehead and projects a concentrated light beam. Contact manufacturer for information on system options. POWER: Three "C" batteries. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long. WEIGHT: 11.5 ounces.
Light beam indicator for an alternative pointing method. For individuals with limited neck, trunk mobility or positioning control. On/off switch, rechargeable power pack.
Lightweight flexible plastic headwand with washable forehead felt pad, cushioned chin strap and Velcro elastic band closure. Focused light beam indicator is mounted over forehead. Provides alternative pointing method for individuals with limited neck, trunk mobility or control when used with positioning. Weight 3.5 ounces. Light beam indicator has on, off switch adaptable to individual needs. Rechargeable power pack.
The Light Pointer is an optical pointer designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This device projects a spot of light and is designed to be mounted on the user's head and pointed toward objects. The Light Pointer can also be used to activate the Light Activated Switch (see separate entry from this manufacturer).
Model II Light Pointer with Headstick is a head-mounted pointing system using both a pointing rod and a light beam. An adjustable padded nylon headset holds the mountings for both the rod and the light pointer. The rod projects out over the forehead and downward. The light pointer is positioned over the forehead and projects a concentrated light beam. The light beam is visible under normal room lighting. POWER: Three "C" batteries. DIMENSIONS: 22 inches long. WEIGHT: 11.5 ounces.
Optical pointer produces a focused red target pattern on a wall or any object within three feet of the user. Consists of pointer assembly 3 1/ 2 inches long and 5/8 inch in diameter, elastic handband for mounting the light, and battery pack and cable. Weighs less than a single AA battery. Operates for over 200 hours on two C alkaline cells. Mounts on a cap or on a pair of glasses. PVC construction with solid state optical element.
The Safe-laser System, model SLS-100, is an optical pointer and keyboard designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities, stroke, or spinal cord injury. The system includes the Safe-laser Keyboard, the uPoint safe-laser, a headband for wearing the laser, USB and audio cables, configuration software, and a charger. The specialized keyboard enables a person to access a computer through head movement when the laser is worn on the head. The laser can also allow the
The Single Sensor Switch is an motion activated sensor and eyebrow switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or neurological disabilities or spinal cord injury. This switch's sensor is attached to a person's forehead or eyebrow, elsewhere on the head, or to another part of the body. The user activates the switch by moving the part of body to which the sensor is attached, such as raising the eyebrow. The round sensor responds to slight changes in pressure, including twitches and
The Twitch Switch, model 1061, is an eyebrow switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This switch is activated by a small muscle movement such as wrinkling the forehead or raising an eyebrow; the amount of muscle movement required for activation can be adjusted for increased or decreased movement. This switch operates in latching, momentary, or timed mode. The latch mode operates an attached device until the
The Vacuum Wand is a mouthstick designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, and severe physical disabilities. Made of aluminum and plastic, this device is designed for turning book or magazine pages. Features include a suction cup tip and two interchangeable ends that can be cut to the desired length. DIMENSIONS: The shaft is 18 inches long.