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Webcam head controlled pointer

Webcam head controlled pointer

Webcam Head Controlled Pointers in use

The interface of a Webcam Head Controlled Pointer System

The interface of a Webcam Head Controlled Pointer System

Webcam Head Controlled Pointers are the latest and most innovative devices available to the person unable to use the traditional mouse. The user sits in front of the Web Cam and looks at the screen. When the user moves their head the cursor follows in real time. The software automatically transforms detected movements into cursor movements or even into commands. The software includes motion detection systems that are able to detect and analyse any small movements.

Typically all the software packages have basic pointer and dwell selection controls and some include spelling gesture control (a nod of the head to the left for a mouse click, for example).

One of their big advantages is that no headgear is required. On the negative side they do require top of the range computers to run on see technical requirements below.

Technical Requirements:

  • MS Windows® 2000, XP or later (Microsoft® XP Professional recommended).
  • Processor Pentium® III, 600MHz or greater.
  • 256 MB RAM Memory or more.
  • 10 MB Hard Disk available.
  • High quality USB 2.0 Camera (min. 30 frames per second).

Cost:

Software Package with WebCam included approximately €400.