IBM Unveils Mouse Adapter That Assists Hand-Tremor Sufferers
IBM has developed a computer mouse that can help hand-tremor sufferers eliminate excessive cursor movements.
By Antone Gonsalves
March 14, 2005
IBM on Monday said it has developed a computer mouse that can help hand-tremor sufferers eliminate excessive cursor movements, which often prevents the elderly and others from using a computer.
The "Assistive Mouse Adapter" sits between the mouse and computer and filters out shaking movements of the hand in a way that's similar to stabilization systems found in camcorders. The device, which is designed to work with any computer and operating system, does not require additional software and can be switched on or off. It also can be adjusted to the severity of the tremors, and can filter out unintended multiple clicking on the mouse caused by a shaking finger.
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