1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

hands free ipad users

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by lisaalsa, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. lisaalsa
    Offline

    lisaalsa iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I want to connect a handsfree mouse, i.e., a head control mouse, specific brands include madentec Tracker Pro, Origin Headmouse Extreme or a Smartnav to an ipad for people with physical disabilities who cannot use their hands. The devices are "plug n play" via USB, i.e. , no software required to run the mouse, but software is required for "mouse clicks", such as dwell click, or for windows versions Magic Cursor, Click n Type, etc.

    Is this possible?

    what do we need to do this?
  2. deckyon
    Offline

    deckyon iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Louisville, KY - USA
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    you would need a different operating system on the iPad. iOS has no pointer. Mice or other pointing devices like mice will not work. It is finger to screen.

    "Plug and Play" is Windows/MAC/Linux, originally Windows, though.
  3. lisaalsa
    Offline

    lisaalsa iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    thanks, the staff at the sales outlets told us that it would work through a USB bluetooth device but I did not think this was possible for a mouse-type device.

    Maybe someday people with physical disabilites will be able to use an ipad...
  4. Tim SPRACKLEN
    Offline

    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    15,246
    Thanks Received:
    120
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Scotland
    Ratings:
    +120 / 0
    The iPad has a few capabilities that can help disabled people - such as text-to-speech and (via third party apps) speech-to-text. Plus, of course, you can change the font size to make the screen more readable. But, as the other respondant remarked, it's fundamentally a touch-screen driven interface. But it's early days yet and, in the same way that some innovative tools and software were developed for the PC, I think no one would be surprised to see the development of similar facilities for the iPad. Maybe your post will prompt a Forum member with the necessary software/hardware skill set to think about this.

    Tim
    Scotland

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
does smartnav 4 work on ipad
,
head control ipad
,
head controlled mouse i pad
,
head mouse for ios
,

head mouse for ipad

,
head mouse ipad
,
head mouse with i pad
,

head pointer for ipad

,
headmouse app
,
headmouse extreme work with ipad
,

headmouse for ipad

,
headmouse ipad
,
how to make a headnpointer ipad
,
ipad for ppl who cannot use their hands
,
ipad head mouse
,
ipad head pointer
,
ipad headmouse
,
ipad headpointers
,
ipad smartnav
,
smart nav for ipad