Computer Interface Developed for the Person with Disabled Upper Limb
Tsumoru Ochiai*, Yoshio Fukuda**, Osamu Takami*** and Ryouji Matsui*
*Intelligent System Engineering, Ube National College of Technology, 2-14-1 Tokiwadai, Ube 755-8555, Japan
**Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
***Electronics Division, Technology Center of Nagasaki Prefecture, 2-1303-8 Ikeda, Ohmura, Nagasaki 856-0026, Japan
For the physically disabled, computers offer convenient tools for communicating with others, operating equipment, and living a better life. We propose a computer interface for those disabled with upper limb disability that enables the user to move a cursor on a CRT using head movement detected by image processing. To ensure accurate image processing, the user wears glasses with 3 LED marks. Data on head movement is used to position the cursor on the CRT. Blinking of the user’s eye corresponds to pressing of keys. Experiments confirmed system applicability.
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