Category: General Input Interfaces

Anchored Joystick And Button Computer Control Input Interface

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CUSTOM ADAPTATIONPURPOSE: To provide a child with cerebral palsey with a stable interface to control a computer. A commercially available joystick and large button is used in place of a mouse and keyboard to control a computer. A metal plate and screwed stud is attached to the bottom of the base of the joystick. A hole is drilled in the child's desk, and the stud is screwed into a second plate on the underside of the desk. A nut holds the assembly in place while the joystick is in use. The button is anchored to the desk using Velcro strips glued to the desk and the button. TITLE: Nicky's Joystick. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring 2004: p. 9. PAGES: 1.


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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.

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