Support head, any body part -tracking input

For users with physical disabilities, one solution to replace the traditional mouse may be to track head or other body part movements. For example, tilting your head to the left may move the pointer to the left on the screen, while a blink might equal a mouse click.

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Physical Disabilities

For users with severe physical disabilities or paralysis who may not be able to use traditional mouse and keyboard setups, a simple head-tracking input system may give them the ability to access a computer independently.

Existing Products

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Free, not necessarily open source

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Commercial, with free trial

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Commercial, no free trial

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