Camera Mouse

Camera Mouse was developed by Professor James Gips (Boston College) and Professor Margrit Betke (formerly of Boston College and now with Boston University) to allow people with disabilities to operate the computer with their head movements. This is available as a free download from their website. All you need are a webcam and the software and you are all set to start controlling your computer hands-free. It works with Windows XP, Vista, or 7, and most webcams whether external or built-in. The set-up instructions are easy to follow. A manual, FAQ section and online videos help users learn about the program, and Professor Gips himself is responsive to answering questions. If you pair Camera Mouse with an on-screen keyboard or a communication program, you can have control of written or verbal communication for free with the movement of your head.