A good trackball mouse for quads with tenodesis

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Posts: 280Moderator Moderator
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hello! Brooke here :) 

my husband uses a track ball mouse by Kensington when he’s using his computer. He uses it with a stylus as it allows him to scroll and click with one hand. He has tenodisis hands (we call them fist hands) so they’re always clenched. His Kensington mouse just broke and we are wondering if anyone out there has any recommendation for a new or better mouse? He got this one a few years ago so we are wondering if there’s any new cooler technology for mouses now or what others experiences are. Thanks! - Brooke (WAGS of SCI) 

Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)

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  • prc_donnalprc_donnal Posts: 9Member
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    Hi, Brooke!
    My name is Donna and I'm an Information Specialist at the PRC.
    In response to your question, I am sending you the links to several websites that provide information on assistive products.
    One such website is Abledata, which has all types of assitive devices. To see the adaptive mouse products, pplease visit the following link:

    https://abledata.acl.gov/products?search_api_views_fulltext=mouse&field_product_status=All&items_per_page=20

    A  link to assistive comuter products is:
    https://www.makoa.org/computers.htm

    If you need additional information, please contact me: [email protected] (800) 539-7309 x5911.

    Sincerely,
    Donna
    Donna Lowich
    Senior Information Specialist
    Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

    Have a question about paralysis and need personalized assistance? Contact our Information Specialists: www.ChristopherReeve.org/Ask
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  • CanexicansCanexicans Posts: 1Member
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    After losing my ability to use the keyboard and to press the button on the mouse. I tried many alternatives and they now all sit in my drawer. I was about to give up but thought I'd try one last thing. I worked in tandem using Nuance's Dragon Professional 15 and an ordinary three-button mouse.

    One of the best features of the system is the ability to drag. Trying to drag using my hand was a nightmare often ended up causing more work. Now I can move the mouse near where I need it and do the fine-tuning with the voice. Selecting bodies of text is so much more accurate not to mention easier. I'm even creating a website which requires that I need little drags for placing images or whatever.

    I saved hours as well as painkillers because now I can just hover over something and say, click whereas before, try as I might, I could not press down evenly on the mouse button and oboy did bad things ever happen.

    No more accidentally dragging folders into other folders. That is so frustrating. Now I must admit that I'm slow, and I mean really slow. But that's my body. Not my mouse. And anyways slow sure beats doing nothing, except maybe binge-watching seasons of My Favourite Martian and That Girl.
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  • morghanmorghan Posts: 1Member
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    Bluestacks
     and also you can switch from a mouse to a trackball? Using a mouse for extended periods of time at work can take a major toll on your wrist. ... While no tools provide complete protection from carpal tunnel syndrome, the trackball requires much less movement, and is considered by some to be a carpal tunnel gadget.
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