The FLipMouse is an open source Assistive Technology module developed by the AsTeRICS Academy project of the University of Applied Sciences, Technikum Wien. The FLipMouse allows people who cannot use standard computer input devices to control a computer mouse cursor or a joystick as well as typing desired keyboard keys or using infrared remote controls. The FLipMouse device can be actuated with minimal finger- or lip-movements and/or sip & puff activities via a dedicated mouthpiece which acts as a low force, zero-way joystick.
The FLipMouse Graphical User Interface (GUI) is a software application intended for use in conjunction with the FLipMouse device. The user manual includes a description of the Graphical User Interface for the configuration of the different functions of the FLipmouse – as well as explanations how to use those features.
The FLipMouse consists of a several electronic components and sensors which are mounted in an acrylic glass enclosure. The primary method for using the FLipMouse is the transparent stick (“Hygienic Stick” or “mouthpiece”) which can be attached to the front of the FLipMouse. Additionally, two external momentary switches can be attached to the device for further input capabilities.
A configured FLipmouse module can be used on any computer without installation of special software, because the FLipMouse module behaves exactly like a standard mouse, joystick or keyboard which is plugged into the computer. Via USB HID, the FlipMouse can be used to control Windows, Linux or Mac computers, as well as Android Phones and Tablets. Via the optional Bluetooth add-on also iOS devices can be controlled using the provided switch- and "voiceover" integration. Furthermore, the FlipMouse contains an infrared receiver module and a high power IR-led for recording and replay of infrared remote control commands, making the device a versatile tool for environmental control.
The Hygienic Stick is made by the company QuadJoy. Replacement sticks can be ordered via the homepage: http://www.quadjoy.com. We want to thank Bill and Debra Street of QuadJoy for letting us use their mouthpiece for our FLipMouse construction kit!
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