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Head Controlled Mouse

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 50 - Number 18
Year of Publication: 2012
Sheikh Rafik Manihar

Sheikh Rafik Manihar. Article: Head Controlled Mouse. International Journal of Computer Applications 50(18):1-4, July 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sheikh Rafik Manihar},
	title = {Article: Head Controlled Mouse},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {50},
	number = {18},
	pages = {1-4},
	month = {July},
	note = {Full text available}


The basic idea of the projects is to build a human machine interface which can be used to control mouse using head-tilt and eye-blink. This mouse-emulating device can be found to be most useful by physically handicapped people who can no longer control the computers using their hands. Since the device relies on user's head and eye movement, it can be used even by patient who are paralyzed from shoulder downward. Simple head movement doesn't require too much energy and neither does eye blinking. Therefore user won't get tired from using this device. In this device or goggle we are using 2D-accelerometer for detecting the movement of the head according to this, the movement of the cursor has been done. A photo sensor detects eye blinking. The Infrared transceiver consists of a 935nm IR transmitter and a phototransistor mounted on the same unit. This detects a strong increase in the reflected signal upon intentional long blink as compared to normal eye blink.


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