The new lineup of adaptive accessories includes a customizable system of a mouse, a programmable button, and a hub which are designed to make PC peripherals more accessible for people with disabilities.
Microsoft has presented a lineup of adaptive PC peripherals which will help people with disabilities who struggle with typical keyboards and mouses. Microsoft offered a new wireless system that includes a mouse, a programmable button, and a hub that handles the connection to a Windows PC.
The design of the mouse and the button can be adjusted depending on the needs of the user – the system is customizable, so users can create a unique setup by swapping the details, besides, device owners can make the desired overlays using 3D printing.
The mouse is made in a form of a square, which allows using modules to make it convenient for both right-handers and left-handers. To do this, a user needs to connect a Microsoft Adaptive Mouse Tail to the device, which reduces the load on the wrist, and a thumb support accessory, which can be attached as needed to the left or right.
The programmable wireless button has eight digital programmable inputs. Users can assign both short actions like a single click, and long macros to them. In addition, device owners can choose between a d-pad, joystick, or dual button.
Microsoft has been developing the input system for people with disabilities for seven years. The devices are slated for sale in the fall of 2022, the company hasn't provided any sales details yet.
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