- Name of the technology: Lucykeyboard
- Link: http://lucykeyboard.com/
- Price: NA
- Minimal physical requirements: The patient has to be able to move his hands freely.
LUCY is the easiest way to operate a computer with your head!
LUCY is a special keyboard for those who cannot use a normal keyboard. It is an alternative to operate a personal computer, communication device or printer. It's designed for people that cannot use their hands easily. LUCY can be operated with your head without making you look very different from non-disabled people, like when you use a head pointer.
Just a headband or a pair of glasses is enough, mount a little laser-pointer, some practice and the sky is the limit. Someone like me, with severe Cerebral Palsy can type 100 keys per minute. People with good head-control reach as much as 120 keys per minute. This kind of typing-speed isn't easily reached using a head pointer. LUCY is a perfect solution for anyone who's using a head pointer.
Lucy is a convenient keyboard, click here for specifications.
LUCY can be operated by :
For people with good head control, the laser-pointer allows direct character selection, which is much faster than scanning. The pointer can be attached to a pair of glasses or to a headband. People with a good head control can type 120 key's per minute.
- Mouse, trackball, joystick, 5 button-switch
With the mouse, trackball, joystick or 5 button-switch, characters be selected directly.
The single-switch allows you to scan the characters of LUCY. Special overlays are available for use with the single-switch in order to reduce the scanning time to a minimum. The user can easily change LUCY's settings to adapt it to his/her condition or the software.
- What can you do with LUCY?
If you connect Lucy to a computer or laptop with Windows XP or Vista, you can operate any program you want. You can just type letters or poems to express your feelings. Or you can use the mouse-function and draw. Of course you can surf on internet and send e-mails or even play games. Lucy also can be mounted on your wheelchair and connected to a laptop, talking device or a printer.