The Alex Mouse

An affordable mouth controlled joystick that interfaces with a computer mouse, allowing quadriplegics to operate a PC. The device will use pressure/vacuum switches for left and right click engagement, and will cost a fraction of the costt of current devices on the market.
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An affordable mouth controlled joystick that interfaces with a computer mouse, allowing quadriplegics to operate a PC. The device will use pressure/vacuum switches for left and right click engagement, and will cost a fraction of the costt of current devices on the market.

On January 24, 2011 Alex “Jamison” Franklin was paralyzed in a horrific car accident. 

Alex’s neck was fractured at C1-C2 vertebrae, meaning he would be quadriplegic and ventilator-dependent for the rest of his life. 

Alex Franklin with his father, Chuck Franklin speaking on Skype to Not Impossible

Alex Franklin with his father, Chuck Franklin speaking on Skype to Not Impossible

Wanting to continue his education online, Alex needed a mouth-controlled device to interface with his PC. Existing devices were simply too expensive for his family. Current puff-sip systems start at $1,200 and sky-rocket from there. At around $100-150, the Alex Mouse will be an affordable, DIY mouth-joystick with the potential to not only transform Alex’s life, but help all quadriplegics. 

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