enPathia is a product that provides access to the computer disabled or absent in the upper extremities.
It is an adaptation, a peripheral that lets you work with your computer as easily than with a conventional mouse and keyboard, but without using hands. In some ways enPathia is an adapted mouse, but not only that. It is also an adapted keyboard, an interface to use up to two buttons on the computer, an application to simulate virtual mouse clicks ...
It is also a head mouse, but enPathia not force you to use any part of your body in particular. Many people use it comfortably with a forearm or a foot. enPathia adapts to the way you work, not vice versa.
To anyone who has not kept sufficient mobility in the upper extremities to use a conventional mouse and keyboard.
enPathia was developed in collaboration with volunteers with various pathologies: quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis ... One of the reasons why it is so versatile and easy to learn.
is enPathiain a small sensor that attaches to a belt to a body part. The user only has to perform smooth and natural movements to control the computer.
The sensor can be placed anywhere in the body and in any position. The system automatically adapts to the type of movement that is most comfortable performing.
All that can be done with a mouse and a conventional keyboard: move between files and folders, browse the Internet, play games, write text ...
Turn the sensor in any direction (for example, slightly twisting the head) and the cursor will move in that direction. For left or right click, double click, drag or display a virtual keyboard, just stop for a moment about a point on the screen. a menu with all these options appears, and you can run them make a smooth movement. You can also use enPathia with one or two standard switches.
enPathia works on computers running Windows, Linux or MacOSX operating systems. The only requirement is that you have a USB port.
enPathia is developed from the Spanish patent application P200902096, whose ownership share Eneso and the University of Malaga.