Engineer develops ‘headset mouse’ for handicapped techies


Alappuzha: A mouse operated without the aid of the hand is beyond imagination now, but such a system  has been developed by an engineer here for the benefit of  the physically challenged. 
K.C. Baiju, a Kerala State Electricity Board sub-engineer, who has invented  the computer application control headset (CACH), claims his new system can be used in place of computer mouse without the support of head or hand.
According to Baiju, who has many innovations to his credit,    including smart helmets for linemen, the CACH has  a sensor control circuit and a headphone. The circuit functions as per the gravity control unit  inside the circuit, which helps  move the cursor as per the movements of the head.
When you want to make a click,  you need to move your jaws alongside. For instance, if you move the right jaw, a small projection connected to the headphone will automatically be pressed. As a result, the pressure developed by the jaw will help  stop the functioning of the sensor-controlling  circuit of the headphone,” he explains.
He has used the technology  of  a common mouse. “My prime aim  was to make the efforts of physically challenged techies easier.  It is also cost- effective and user-friendly,’’ he says claiming he had been experimenting with this system in his computer for some time.
It becomes  operational only after sitting straight to the computer, he says and adds  he is trying to get the patent for it.  He also asserts it can be modified as a wireless system, installing special software in the computer.
CACH will be helpful not only for physically challenged but also government employees, techies, receptionists and customer relations executives, he claims.

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