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shaky hands mouse
pointer help for people with hand tremors
RonC57




msg:4392499
 3:12 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

I adapted my own mouse to alleviate the hand tremors.Simply making any mouse
heavier will work for most. As soon as I grasp the hefty mouse the tremors stop.
I have sought technical assistance in developing my invention from those one would
think would be most interested with no success. ie Parkinsons Foundation, Dept. of
Health, etc.

 

Dijkgraaf




msg:4392684
 9:44 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

You expected bureaucratic organisations to embrace innovation?

I'd try contacting mouse manufacturers instead, they might see a market opportunity.

Leosghost




msg:4392720
 11:18 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

This is also not a "website tech" issue but is a "hardware" issue ..thus is in the wrong forum..

lucy24




msg:4392726
 11:37 pm on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

Huh. I just go to Universal Access in System Preferences and pick the Mouse tab. There are settings for speed and delay-- just what you need if you have to override unintended hand-twitches.

Hoople




msg:4392771
 2:09 am on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

I've used a trackball mouse for some time. A lot easier on my wrist too.

+1 to lucy24's suggestion - it helps a lot!

RonC57




msg:4392997
 5:01 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

mouse settings are useful to a point, but with the adapted mouse I can use normal settings which are much more useful.

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4393008
 5:08 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

I can see the mouse settings being useful to let the computer know what constitutes a deliberate mouse movement, but indeed a heavier mouse would seem to help the user know when the mouse pointer is going to move.

Think there might be issues with RSI or similar with using a heavier mouse though.

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