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Studies in the Area of Technology and Health Care Reported from Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology (Low-cost computer mouse for the elderly or disabled...

August 5, 2014



Studies in the Area of Technology and Health Care Reported from Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology (Low-cost computer mouse for the elderly or disabled in Taiwan)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- Data detailed on Health and Medicine have been presented. According to news reporting from Taipei, Taiwan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A mouse is an important communication interface between a human and a computer, but it is still difficult to use for the elderly or disabled. To develop a low-cost computer mouse auxiliary tool."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology, "The principal structure of the low-cost mouse auxiliary tool is the IR (infrared ray) array module and the Wii icon sensor module, which combine with reflective tape and the SQL Server database. This has several benefits including cheap hardware cost, fluent control, prompt response, adaptive adjustment and portability. Also, it carries the game module with the function of training and evaluation; to the trainee, it is really helpful to upgrade the sensitivity of consciousness/sense and the centralization of attention. The intervention phase/maintenance phase, with regard to clicking accuracy and use of time, p value (p

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "To patients with physical disabilities, if they have independent control action parts of their limbs, the mouse auxiliary tool is suitable for them to use, i.e. the user only needs to paste the reflective tape by the independent control action parts of the body to operate the mouse auxiliary tool."

For more information on this research see: Low-cost computer mouse for the elderly or disabled in Taiwan. Technology and Health Care, 2014;22(1):137-45. Technology and Health Care can be contacted at: IOS Press, Nieuwe Hemweg 6B, 1013 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.C. Chen, Dept. of Management Information System, Hwa Hsia Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include W.L. Chen, B.N. Chen, Y.Y. Shih, J.S. Lai and Y.L Chen.

Publisher contact information for the journal Technology and Health Care is: IOS Press, Nieuwe Hemweg 6B, 1013 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Keywords for this news article include: Taipei, Computers, Health and Medicine.

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