Who is helped with the Tobii CDot Tracker?
The Tobii CDot Tracker is designed specifically for those with limited use, or no use, of their hands; such as individuals with:
- Early stages of ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Head Injuries
- Mobility Impairment
- MS (Multiple sclerosis)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Hands free mouse control
The Tobii CDot Tracker is a head mouse tracker that replaces a regular mouse. It works by tracking the exact movements of a small reflective dot that is placed on the forehead, nose, glasses or any other visible area of the body. Once the dot is placed, its movements are tracked by a high-resolution, intelligent camera and are instantly translated into accurate mouse cursor movements. Clicking can be done through dwell (the pausing of the cursor over an object on the screen for a preprogrammed amount of time), by using a switch.
Simply put, any action done with a regular mouse can also be accomplished with the Tobii CDot Tracker.
Robust Plug’n’Play Design
Using the Tobii CDot Tracker is easy. Just plug it in to your device and it will instantly begin to track. It uses standard Windows mouse controls and therefore requires no additional software or drivers. The Tobii CDot Tracker is built into a solid metal casing that fits snugly into the bottom of a Tobii C8, C12 or C15 communication device. It is robust and reliable with no cables or any other protruding parts that could complicate use or performance.
Freedom to move
The Tobii CDot Tracker can be operated accurately from a distance of up to five feet/150 cm and at angles from the device of up to 45 degrees. This gives users a wide range of motion and nearly complete freedom of movement. Whenever a user is located inside of this “trackbox” the Tobii CDot Tracker will automatically start tracking. If the user leaves the “box” and then returns, the Tobii CDot Tracker will automatically begin tracking again. There is no need to reset or restart your Tobii CDot Tracker or your communication system. It is also easy to see when the Tobii CDot Tracker is functioning. Blue LEDs on the front of the tracker indicate when the tracker is active and has locked-on to the tracking dot.
The Tobii CDot Tracker functions equally well outside as it does inside, even when tracking in direct sunlight!