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Head, Mouth and Eye Controls

The following list details a number of different styles of head, mouth and eye operated controllers. Most of these are for PCs and Apple computers, but there are alternatives for games consoles too. Some of these devices are very expensive, so it is always worth trying to track down some way of trying before you buy.
Please feel free to e-mail for help on anything that is unclear, and to offer any new accessible gaming discoveries.

  Brain Control



Brain Control. Profile photo of a woman wearing an Emotiv headset on her head.


There are a number of devices available in this field.
The simplest to set-up are the Neurosky range of headsets. See Myndplay for the most comfortable Neurosky based headset.
Less convenient to set up and learn, but more sensitive are the Emotiv headsets.
  Camera Mouse



Free Camera Mouse for PC


From Camera Mouse (FREE)

Camera Mouse is a free program that allows you to control the mouse pointer on a Windows computer just by moving your head. Clicking can be done by making the mouse pointer dwell over a spot on the screen.
  Eye Control



Eye Trackers, Gaze Control and Blink switches.


From Tobii Technology, Eye-Tribe, My Gaze, Xcessity and others

The EyeTribe is a $99 Eye Tracker for Android, OSX and Windows with USB 3.0 and has a basic fairly accurate mouse emulation mode.
Project Iris is extra software that works with the Tobii EyeX to map out areas on the screen to convert to keyboard functions.



HAPP100 Huff And Puff Processor 100 - sip and puff PC controller


The Celtic Magic Huff And Puff Processor 100 (HAPP100) is an advanced breath operated PC controller.
This device allows for fine control over a mouse to control a PC.
  Head Mounted Switches



Head Mounted Switches


There are a huge range of switches that can be positioned on or around the head. These include:
Chin switch; SCATIR switch (for very small movements); Sound operated switch; Piezo switches (for very small movements); Sensa Switch; Sip-puff switches.

For more on switches and mounting systems, see the Switch section. Also consider chin mounted joysticks.
  HeadMouse Extreme



Origin HeadMouse Extreme.


From Origin Instruments (USA)

A very easy to set-up head-tracker for PCs and Macs with an excellent mounting system and switch access.
  Head Pointer



Head Pointer, also known as a Head Wand.


From QED

A low-tech solution, although this one is quite pricey. Also known as a head wand.
  Integra Mouse



Integra Mouse.


From Tash (USA)

Another expensive but high-quality looking mouth controller for PCs and Macs. See this SpecialEffect video for info on Xbox 360 and PS3 compatibility.
  Jouse2 - Mouth Control



Jouse2 - Mouth Control


From Compusult

An expensive but high-quality looking mouth controller for PCs and Macs. Has the facility to enter text via sip-puff morse-code!
  Kinesic Mouse



Kinesic Mouse face tracking.


From Markus Pröll

Windows PC Kinect based software that can translate a wide range of head-movements, facial expressions, and blinks to key, mouse and/or joystick events. Requires a Windows Kinect controller.
  Natural Point Head Trackers



Natural Point Head Trackers


From Natural Point

The SmartNAV 3 tracks a silver-dot that can be placed on the forehead, a pair of glasses, or a hat. This movement is then transferred to the mouse pointer. PC only.
It can be used with external switches, voice clicking or the supplied dwell clicker. It can also be used with Track Mapper to make this compatible with many keyboard accessible games.
  OAK Air Switch



OAK Air Switch for Kinect


From Assist-i-Net

An incredibly sensitive Kinect based switch system for Windows PCs.

  QuadJoy - Mouth Control





From QuadJoy

Another fairly pricey but professional device for mouth control of a PCs and Macs. Use the in-built sip/puff control to trigger mouse clicks.



QuadStick controller for head and mouth control.


From QuadStick

The spiritual successor to Ken Yankelevitz's Quad Controller. For Android, PC, PS3 and other machines via adapters.





From TetraLite Products

A versatile and cheaply priced head-controller for USB equipped PCs and Macs. This unit can be adapted for use with the tongue too.
See the TetraMouse comparison page for more on this device, as well as many other head controlled devices.
  Voice Control



Voice Recognition.


Guide From AbilityNet

Can aid with some games requiring typed or spoken instructions. Can also aid dyslexic gamers. PC and Mac. See also GlovePie and Vocola and (Voice Activated Commands) and Dragon Gaming.
  Wii Head Control



Voice Recognition.


From Broadened Horizons

Head mounted Wii-remote with switch accessible adaptation.
  Assistive Software



Dream Gamer


Software utilities for PCs and Macs to aid head-gaming.



Wanted Accessible Gaming Equipment.


Most Wanted list for Accessible Gaming Gear. Features the OneSwitch wish list, and other individual's unfulfilled wants.




Lomak - light controlled keyboard.


Out of Production: Lomak

An unusual light activated controller using a laser and specialised keyboard for PCs.

  Quad Controller



Quad Controller


Out of Production: KY Enterprises

A fully compatible sip and puff controller for the Playstation 2, Xbox, Xbox360 and other machines using adapters. See also QuadStick.

Related Accessible Gaming Links

Ability Net - is a UK charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology.

Ace Centre - have a great guide to alternative mouse pointers, including web-cam and ultra-sonic based interfaces.

Axistive - Useful links to Sip and Puff products and information. - Communication by Gaze Interaction. Much useful information for eye-tracker users.

Game-Accessibility - Focusing on the accessibility of electronic games for gamers with disabilities. See the Head-Tracker Games forum for compatible video games.

Simmunity - Have created a tongue-pointer controlled Game Boy Advance in the past, and may be able to take on new related projects.

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