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In rehabilitation medicine, it is necessary for medical staff members to recommend the suitable computer input device for each patient with spinal cord injury. This paper describes the recommendation and the adjustment of a computer input device for each patient. We propose the device parameter to characterize the computer input device. We measure the moving distance of a mouse cursor in browsing of the Internet to estimate the necessity moving distance in operating the computer. Moreover, we measure the patient's moving distance of his hand. Using these measurement results and the proposed equation, medical staffs can adjust the suitable computer input device for each patient.
Date of Conference: 5-7 Sept. 2005