The design and implementation of pointing device for a multimedia users with severe physical disability

Takuro Hatakeyama, Yoshiki Koizumi, Yuichi Umeda, Masatoshi Uchio, Masao Kasuga

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We developed a pointing device for manipulating multimedia on the personal computer for people who have a severe physical disability. We studied the design requirements of an input device for the disabled and developed a device that can be operated by rotating the head and by puffing and sipping from the mouth. Using infrared light as a communication link, the pointing device is composed of both a pointer and a controller. This new device allows the mouse cursor to move according to the angle of the head.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1385
Number of pages7
JournalKyokai Joho Imeji Zasshi/Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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