September 28, 2010 at 10:19 am #73240My Superb New Gadjet
Here is the Ebay link to a gadjet that has helped me incredibly.
This is a revoluitonary new design of computer mouse.
In my case my hands and fingers have siezed up completely and using a normal mouse is quite painful.
This new design of mouse is incredibly responsive and you operate the trackball with your thumb. The rick and left buttons can be “clicked” any number of ways, whatever you need for your disability. In my case I can operate it using a very small amount of pressure from the inside of the upper digits of my right hand. It works !!! At a price of £ 5 delivered to your door from Hong kong it was not a big risk.
"Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".September 28, 2010 at 11:19 am #76802Re: My Superb New Gadjet
Wow, what a cool gadget … right now I am doing ‘okay’ with mouse control. I use a Mac machine and their standard mouse is whizzy for my needs.
How do you manage typing? I have my keyboard on a shelf beneath the desk so I can rest my fingers on the desk edge and my thumbs hang down and I merrily type away [around 50 words a minute on a good day].
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I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.comAMParticipantPosts: 4,751Joined: 05/03/2015September 28, 2010 at 11:44 am #76804Re: My Superb New Gadjet
For the last four years I have used the Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software. But big problem, when computer crashed all the files were lost. You have to start the software learning your voice again. This takes a time before it is fully usable. “Two blunt finger” method and a keyboard punch suffice for two or three sentences.
"Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".September 28, 2010 at 11:51 am #76805Re: My Superb New Gadjet
Good point. “on screen keyboards” will be vital in the future. The IPOD touch (and Iphone) has a superb one that even on the 3.1/2 inch screen after a short learning curve is perfect. There are a whole new generation of seven inch screen google android tablet computers that have touch screens and on screen keyboards too. These are the fabled $ 100 computers that are suddenly within everyone’s reach.
"Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".September 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm #76806Re: My Superb New Gadjet
I was speaking with some specialist physiotherapist today who were telling me a little about what technology is out there to help computer-wise. Apart from speech recognition they said about predictive text software which might be of use to those like me who want to maintain the typing function as long as possible but need a little help when it gets a bit tiring. It is good to know that there are such brilliant things about now.
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predictive text software. Just looked on Wikipaedia.
This sounds very good and very important for the future.
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