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Hardware => Hardware => Topic started by: JoettaB on March 29, 2011, 11:55:26 AM

Title: Mouse
Post by: JoettaB on March 29, 2011, 11:55:26 AM
My husband has a tremor in his hands.  I am looking for help in finding a mouse that isn't extremely sensitive to the movement of his hands.  My present mouse is a microsoft mouse and if I slow down the cursor  it is way too slow for me.  We have a Dell (old) running Windows XP Pro.
Title: Re: Mouse
Post by: Kurtiskain on March 30, 2011, 12:26:24 AM
A new mouse may not be the solution.
Try this program here
http://www.steadymouse.com/ (http://www.steadymouse.com/)

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SteadyMouse is free software designed by a couple of geeks to assist people with the hand tremors that commonly go along with Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, etc.

Or...

Buy this fancy piece of hardware

http://www.montrosesecam.com/ (http://www.montrosesecam.com/)

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The Assistive Mouse Adapter was invented by IBM to address this problem. It works by filtering out the unintentional movements of the hand caused by a tremor. The effect of the adapter is much smoother movement of the cursor on the screen and greatly improved accuracy of mouse operation.

Hopefully the first option works for you, no better solution than a free solution :)

Edit:

Just gave it a try, Seems to work wonders :) it is also pre configured to be enabled/disabled by using the scroll lock key :)