[Athen] Tablet PC question

Roll,Marla mcroll at CAHS.Colostate.edu
Tue Jan 23 10:20:58 PST 2007

Depending on what type of RSI this person has, an option that requires
grip can be problematic. If the RSI is related to wrist tendonitis and
possibly median nerve involvement, I would steer the person away from
gripping small objects or suggest that you use a device ( there are a
number out there) that can hold the stylus for the user or at least
build up the stylus so a more relaxed grip is possible.

Also, you can use something like magic cursor( made by madentec) to have
dwell as an option rather than click.

Marla Roll

Marla C. Roll, MS, OTR
Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center
304 Occupational Therapy Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523 - 1586
970-491-6290 (fax)
mcroll at cahs.colostate.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Mary J. Ziegler
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 10:50 AM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] Tablet PC question


I have a client that, due to a Repetitive Strain Injury, would like to
use a Tablet PC with a pen that activates the mouse without having to
touch the
screen, i.e., by hovering. Most of the tablets allow you to move the
mouse by hovering, but to actually click and/or write, the pen must be
touching and you must use some pressure.

Does anyone know of
- a Tablet PC that allows you to write/click by hovering and not
touching and/or
- software that would add more sensitivity to the pen so that it would
activate with barely any pressure?


Mary J. Ziegler
Team Leader, Adaptive Technology
MIT Information Services and Technology (IS&T) ATIC Lab Room 7-143
maryz at mit.edu

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