The SmartNav 4 EG Hands Free Mouse is the ideal solution for those seeking a hands-free way to control their mouse cursor. Using an infrared sensor and a piece of reflective material attached to some type of headgear, this ergonomic mouse has been designed to compliment the natural movement of your head. Moving your head less than 1/4 inch can move the cursor across the entire screen. The SmartNav may be paired with a palm click switch, a foot switch or a Kinesis foot pedal as well. These features make it the perfect hands-free mouse for those looking to minimize the strain of mousing. Users who cannot use their hands at all to operate a computer may prefer the SmartNav 4 AT mouse instead.
The SmartNav senses a reflective dot (placed either on the user's head or something else like a mic boom), the reflective dot on a SmartNav sensor ring or a reflective area on the SmartNav Tracking Hat. Simple motions move the mouse cursor. The Smartnav usually sits on top of your monitor, but it can be placed any place that it can still "see" the reflective accessory you are using.
There are a number of ways you can "click" with the SmartNav, depending upon which model you purchase. The SmartNav AT has the most flexibility as you can "click" with a keyboard hot key, one of the optional click switches, with voice clicking or with the included Dwell Click software: the AT allows users to click by hovering the cursor in a specific spot. The EG model does not include the Dwell Click software.
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Single Pedal Foot Switch
Using SmartNav control software this pedal can be re-programmed to perform several functions including normal, left, right and middle mouse clicks, or use our custom functions like pausing the cursor, centering, or activating scrolling mode. This single action foot switch is only usable with the EG and AT SmartNav devices. A self-adhesive, hook & loop tab is provided to anchor the pedal to the floor if desired.
(3.5" W x 2.5" L x 1" H. 9.6' cord)
Kinesis Double and Triple Pedal Foot Switches
The Kinesis Savant Elite Programmable Foot Switch comes in dual or triple pedal configurations and helps users to to speed up productivity or to minimize keystrokes. The Savant Elite Foot Switch can be programmed for mouse emulation or it can perform any keyboard action or key combination. See the complete listing for the Kinesis Savant Elite Programmable Foot Switch for more details.
The SmartNav Hat has built-in tracking surfaces on the brim and back, which improve the ease-of-use and accuracy of the SmartNav. The hat positions the reflective material a couple of inches in front of the user's forehead, accentuating the movements of the head. The SmartNav tracking hat comes in black with light grey trim and tracking surfaces on both the front and the back. One size fits all, adjustable.
The SmartNav EG can now be ordered with voice clicking software. Voice activated clicking allows users to perform mouse clicks and commands by speaking to their computer. For example, saying 'right click' will produce that action on the screen. Please note that this software is not compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8.
The SmartNav Ring controls the computer's cursor without requiring that users take their hands off the keyboard. These flexible rubber rings fit easily on users' fingers, and have a reflective crown. Slipping a ring on allows the SmartNav to follow that finger, allowing the user to perform all typical mouse functions by simply aiming their finger at any point on their monitor screen and clicking user defined hot keys on the keyboard. One size fits all, adjustable.
Each sheet includes 20- 0.33" inch (7.5 mm) diameter dots and 6- 0.5" x 0.5" squares. One sheet is included with a new SmartNav head mouse. This option includes two additional sheets of reflective dots. Extra dots are useful for attaching to other items like glasses, hats and microphone booms.
A 1" wide x 1' long strip of raw 3M reflective material that can be fashioned into a variety of custom shapes to meet your individual needs.
Works as expected
February 21, 2010
The SmartNav 4 EG works just as I expected it to. One thing that I hadn't anticipated is the amount a persons head moves without realizing (but that isn't the fault of this product). I do have have 2 complaints with the SmartNav. The first is that it seems to have a fairly high power requirement, and may force you to remove other USB devices. The second is the high price. Overall this product is very useful for anyone that has difficulty using a mouse. But be warned that it takes a bit of getting used to, and the price is a bit high. Speaking of price if you have health insurance you may want to check with them to see if the SmartNav is something they cover.