AccuPoint mounts easily on the back of your computer display and plugs into your computer with a USB cord. Our comprehensive software suite can be installed in minutes and you will be up and running in no time. The small plastic reflector that works with the unit attaches to your forehead comfortably using double sided tape.
What It Does For You
AccuPoint gives you control of a computer by moving your head. You can move the mouse cursor, click on icons, and type in letters using our on-screen keyboard. Anything you can do with a mouse and keyboard, you can do with AccuPoint.
AccuPoint works with the vast majority of software programs, including all email, web browser, and Microsoft Office applications. We have run across a few programs that misbehave. If we do have a problem, it usually occurs with older games that use non-standard mouse or keyboard interfaces.
How It Works
AccuPoint tracks the movement of a small cluster of dots affixed by double-sided tape to the user — there are no wires or equipment connected to the person. While we anticipate that most people will use the AccuPoint system for head tracking, the device can track anything the cluster is attached to – fingers, toes, anything!
To get started the user sits in a relaxed position a couple of feet in front of AccuPoint. AccuPoint will find the dot cluster with its cameras and present a calibration target. Once calibrated, the cursor remains aligned to the user's head.
To select items on the computer screen the user points to the desired spot and holds their head still -- a process called "dwell." The user can set the dwell time, and dwell can be turned on and off to prevent inadvertent clicking. If the user prefers switch input to dwelling, there are two programmable switch ports on the back panel of AccuPoint for inputting left and right mouse clicks via the user’s favorite switch.
Each of InvoTek's software programs offers a wide range of settings to optimize AccuPoint for the user. You can adjust the amount of head movement that is required to move the cursor across the screen and add filtering to remove the effects of head jitter.
AccuPoint has a standard threaded mounting hole used by photographers for mounting cameras. A small tripod is included along with a plastic pocket for easily mounting AccuPoint to a laptop mount. Weighs only 9 ounces and connects to computers running Windows XP, Vista or 7 operating systems via a USB port.
AccuPoint Software Suite
Three diverse software programs are included with any AccuPoint system to meet a wide range of needs. Most users require no additional access software.
AccuPoint Talking Words
AccuPoint Talking Words software is designed for users who need a simple word processor with speech output but don’t require access to all computer functions. A multi-featured, fully integrated, on-screen keyboard is included. New computer users and those who have greater difficulty with movement control will find everything they need to compose written messages with AccuPoint’s comprehensive Talking Words software, which includes the following features:
- Quick and easy installation
- Easy to learn
- Large, multi-featured, fully integrated, on-screen keyboard
- Speech output via Microsfot "text-to-speech" technology
- Programmable phrases for quick access to speech output
- AccuPoint access is limited to this program, eliminating confusion that may accompany full computer access
This software allows computer users to simply point and click on the computer screen – ideal for those who don’t require a full-featured on-screen keyboard. AccuClick enables the user to left click, right click, double click, and click-and-drag at any point on the computer display.
AccuKeys allows users with more sophisticated computing needs to interact with nearly all computer applications. The on-screen keyboard remains in one spot, and manages other Windows applications so that they don’t interfere, reducing fatigue and increasing typing speed. AccuKeys’ advanced functionality makes it a better on-screen keyboard than third-party on-screen keyboards for most users.
- Enables mouse control functions (left click, right click, double-left click, and click-and-drag)
- Allows typing into word processing, email, web browser, and most other applications
- Remains stationary in one spot on the screen, managing other programs and improving ease of use
Since 1995, InvoTek has focused on pursuing new ways for people with disabilities to access computers, environmental controls, and augmentative communication devices. InvoTek’s mission is to empower people with severe disabilities through the development of accessible technology. The people they serve are integral to the research and design process. They are the teachers and the critics, ensuring that the products meet their needs.
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