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Adaptive Mouse-Replacement Interface Control Functions for Users With Disabilities

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Executive Summary

The authors discuss the experiences employing a video-based mouse-replacement interface system, called the Camera Mouse, at various care facilities for individuals with severe motion impairments and propose adaptations of the system. People with severe motor disabilities face many challenges with assistive technology. Traditional approaches to assistive technology are often inflexible, requiring users to adapt their limited motions to the requirements of the system. Such systems may have static or difficult-to-change configurations that make it challenging for multiple users at a care facility to share the same system or for users whose motion abilities slowly degenerate.

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