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Thursday, March 17, 2005

IBM Mouse Helps People with Shaky Hands
A friend of mine who worked for free to help senior citizens to use computers once told me that the biggest hurdle was not technical -- people can learn during all their lives -- but physical. Many old people have trembling hands which prevent them to use a mouse to point and click on a small icon on a computer screen or a link on a browser page.

Now, according to this article from ExtremeTech, IBM has unveiled a mouse adapter which treats these tremors as "noise" by filtering out the unintentional movements of the hand caused by a tremor. This new mouse will also help the ten million people which are affected by this genetic disorder every year, and who aren't necessarily old.

This adapter will be sold for about $100. This overview contains more details, pictures and references.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 10:43 AM Comments (0)
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