By Maggie Mahony, Grasp Assistive Technologies
Grasp Assistive Technologies aims to deliver every benefit of technology to enhance communication, interaction, and learning. We specialize in offering assistive technologies and educational toys from around the world. We believe in the power of progress; and that each advancement, big or small, is a critical step towards independence.
We would like to share this letter written by one of our clients, Katherine Quinn. Katherine uses one of our most popular computer access methods, the Quha Zono gyroscopic mouse. This mouse senses movement and translates those movements into mouse emulation. The device can be worn on any part of the body and opens new opportunities to access computers and tablets when you can’t use an ordinary mouse.
Let’s meet Katherine…
My name is Katherine Quinn. I am 18 years old and I have cerebral palsy. My muscles don’t work right, but my brain works just fine. I live in Carmichael, California. My interests are scrapbooking, horseback riding and watching videos. I’m going to be a senior at Rio Americano High school, where my favorite class is music. One day I would like to be Judge Katherine Quinn.
I have previously tried a headmouse, but it was difficult to use. I also tried the Eye Max, but it was too hard to set up every time I changed classes. Then I heard about the Quha products from Maggie Mahoney at Grasp Assistive Technologies.
I first tried the Quha mouse on the computer. With the Quha mouse I can easily upload a video on YouTube and read ebooks all by myself. Another great thing about the Quha mouse is that you can move around with it – this is very important for me as sometimes my body moves by itself and I can’t control it. These are the reasons why Quha is so great. I would definitely recommend this device to others.
I would also like to thank Grasp Assistive Technologies for helping my mom to get the funding. Thanks for reading,
Emily from Ability Tools also had the chance to test out the Quha Zono mouse at the 2015 CSUN conference.