mouthstick

mouthstick

[mouth′stik]
a device that is gripped with the teeth and can be used to type, push buttons, turn pages, operate power wheelchairs, or modify environmental control units and other equipment. It is commonly used by individuals who have a high-level (C4 and up) tetraplegia. Also called chinstick.

mouthstick

Assistive technology device consisting of a stick attached to a molded dental mouthpiece that permits page turning and other tasks by means of head movement.

mouthstick,

n a device designed for use by quadriplegics and people with limited arm and hand mobility secondary to paralysis. The device fits into the oral cavity and enables the physically disabled to perform simple tasks such as dialing a telephone, using a computer keyboard, or turning the pages of a book.
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This product is a combination of a capacitive mouthstick and a headpointer, allowing people with limited or no use of their hands to use an iPad and other tablet devices that have a capacitive touchscreen.
From the classic mouthstick to virtual reality, the individual has a smorgasbord of alternatives, limited only by imagination and funding.
Examples of these features are Easy Access, a software utility that enables headstick or mouthstick users to alter such functions as option key controls or mouse clicking for easier input and Close View, which magnifies the contents of the screen up to 16 times for the visually impaired.
The pieces may need to be slid across a table top or other surface, either by the player's hand or by using a mouthstick or dowel, to assist in moving the pieces into place.
In addition to responding to touch by the user's fingers, TAPit can be used with pointers, mouthsticks, and head pointers.