U of M Student Invents Hands-Free Mouse



By Frank Bi, Minnesota Daily

“Exiting the commuter bus that brings him to the University of Minnesota campus every morning, Gavin Ovsak makes sure to duck his head slightly before hopping onto the pavement at Coffman Union.

…During his winter break last year, Ovsak spent 150 hours developing CHAD — the Circuit Head Accessibility Device, which serves as a computer mouse for people who are quadriplegic or suffer from trembling hands. By wearing the hat and tilting their head, a person is able to control the mouse. Users bite a device rather than clicking with their fingers.”

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