[Athen] head-tracking setups
Wershing, Alice D.
adwershing at pstcc.edu
Tue Apr 18 13:34:23 PDT 2017
I just did some research, and found Adaptive Tech Solution’s page on Inexpensive or Free Head and Eye Tracking Software<https://www.adaptivetechsolutions.com/blog/inexpensive-or-free-head-eye-tracking-software/>
I haven’t used Camera Mouse in a while, but it was a workable solution at the time.
Alice D. Wershing, M.Ed., A.T.P.
Disability Services, Technology Specialist Pellissippi State Community College
East TN Region Accessibility Specialist<http://www.tnecampus.info/specialists>
Tenessee Board of Regents-TN eCampus
PSCC Access for All Blog<http://blogs.pstcc.edu/access4all/>
PSCC Accessible Format Facebook Page<https://m.facebook.com/psccdisabilityservices> (PSCC-Disability Services)
PSCC Access4All Twitter Feed<https://twitter.com/Access4allPSCC> (@Access4allPSCC)
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Joseph Polizzotto
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:21 PM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network' <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] head-tracking setups
I tried it with a student a few years ago, and it worked OK. Sometimes I found that it would not track as well as desired, but I guess that is what you get from a free product and also from the built-in webcam I was using. In addition to using a good webcam (at least 1080p), you might try looking into a third-party keyboard, like Dynamic Keyboard<http://www.canassist.ca/EN/main/programs/free-downloads/dynamic-keyboard.html?sredir=1>, for I remember that we had to run Camera Mouse as an administrator to access Microsoft’s on on-screen keyboard.
FWIW, there is no Mac version. If the student can use a trackpad at all, MacOS’ native Dwell Control lets you use the trackpad in place of a mouse. For older Macs that don’t have Dwell Control, check out Dwell Click<http://www.pilotmoon.com/dwellclick/>.
For a full head tracking device, I would recommend either Head Mouse Nano<http://www.orin.com/access/headmouse/> or Tracker Pro<https://www.ablenetinc.com/trackerpro>. Both have driver support for the MacOS also:
From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin Andrews
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:36 PM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu<mailto:athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] head-tracking setups
My first posting to the list! Our office is working with a student who experiences significant mobility challenges. She mentioned being able to utilize head-tracking in order to minimize extreme pain and discomfort when using her computer. Does anyone know about Camera Mouse which is supposed to be a free program that moves the mouse pointer by moving one’s head? Or if anyone has any other more efficient suggestions it is much appreciated in advance.
Accessible Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
University of California, Santa Cruz
Direct Line: 831 459-1262<tel:%28831%29%20459-1262>
Please allow 24 hours for a response. For immediate needs, contact the DRC main line by phone at 831-459-2089<tel:%28831%29%20459-2089>.
Confidentiality Notice:This e-mail communication and any attachments may contain confidential and privileged information.If you are not the intended
recipient(s), you are hereby notified that you have received this communication in error and that any review, disclosure, dissemination, distribution or
copying of this message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by replying to this message and deleting it from your computer.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the athen-list