Project Summary

Despite the ubiquity of computers today, there are many people with limited mobility who struggle with computer I/O. Diseases such as cerebral palsy can impair motor functions, making it difficult to operate a keyboard or mouse. While there are products on the market designed for accessibility, many are expensive, most require additional hardware and assembly, and few, if any, are open source. 

Our goal is to design an inexpensive, user-friendly, and open source I/O controller for people with mobility disabilities. To this end, we will construct a Raspberry Pi-based I/O device that allows users to type with simple motions. This device will interface with the standard keyboard input.