Foot controls open doors for computer access

posted on May 1, 2008 - 4:31pm
Severe hand and arm weakness can make using a conventional computer keyboard and mouse impossible. Eye-tracking and head mouse technology can help, but if you have adequate lower-body strength, it may be worth letting your feet give you a hand. Foot controls — including trackball and rollerball mice, programmable foot pedals and foot switches — offer viable options for maintaining computer access.
posted on May 1, 2004 - 4:16pm
Using a mouse doesn't have to be a drag. Consumers are demanding computer peripherals be ergonomically designed, stationary (can be used in small spaces) and cordless (reducing desktop clutter).