The SmartNav 4 EG Hands Free Mouse offers ergonomic relief by providing a hands-free solution for performing mouse functions. It is an excellent choice for gamers and workers with repetitive stress injuries and other special needs. The SmartNav 4 EG tracks the motion of your head to move the mouse cursor, potentially reducing hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder pain.
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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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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.