1. Impulse™ Bluetooth Switch: This unique new device attaches to your skin with electrodes which send signals to the computer whenever a user makes a slight muscle movement. For example, attach the Impulse™ Bluetooth Switch to your cheek and control the mouse by flexing your jaw.
As revolutionary and exciting as this neat little device is, a price tag of over $2,000 puts it out of reach for many of us. Read on for more other options that may suit your finances better.
2. QualiEYE is another hands-free alternative that doesn't require any hardware to be attached to your body. Use the QualiEYE software with a webcam on your computer, move in front of the screen, and your cursor moves with you. Set the mouse to click based on your blinking, cheek movement, or even the movement of a finger. QualiEYE is available for $300.
3. Tracker Pro promises the ability to make fine cursor movements with slight movements of the head. Tracker Pro is especially popular in schools and other situations where one person may be using different comuters frequently; there is no software to be installed, Tracker Pro simply plugs into a USB port and is ready to go. Tracker Pro is in the middle range of available mouse alternatives at around $900.
4. Jouse 2 is a durable sip and puff switch that works well for users who have limited head movement but are able to breathe deeply. The Jouse 2 can also be accessed by a switch if a user is unable to sip or puff. The popularity of the Jouse 2 is largely due to the smooth, accurate mouse control that it provides. The Jouse 2 is available for $1,500.