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    how do quads use computers in bed?

    I'm a quad and the most I can do is use a tablet with much restriction. I'd like to do my photo albums online, cut and paste excetera like I do on my PC. Please explain what you use and how you manage. Quads?

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    I am a c4/5 quad and this is how I use my computer in my bed. First of all I have a LED/LCD TV. I have my laptop plugged into it via a HDMI cable. You can use pretty much any desktop computer/laptop that has HDMI/D sub out. I use 2 input devices voice recognition(DragonDictate) and a miniature keyboard from Logitech called the DiNovo mini. Both the mini keyboard and the microphone for DragonDictate are attached to what I call "my control panel" which is plexiglass that is attached to the bed rail. It also holds my remote controls, intercom, and telephone. I use a mouse stick to navigate with the small trackpad on the keyboard and use Dragon to input text.

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/suppor...osid=23&bit=64

    I hope this gives you some direction.

    James
    Injury date 6/10/87
    Gunshot
    C4/5 Quad

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    I use an over-bed table, a laptop and a head-movement controlled mouse with toggle switch clicker. I normally don't use the computer while I'm in bed, but since I'm doing extended bed-rest following a reconstructive flap surgery, I needed to set this up.

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    This product is my access to the computer/world (I use my computer as my phone, tv control, as well as all other typical computer work). I think it is the same thing Scott C4/5 is referring to.

    http://rjcooper.com/smartnav/index.html

    SmartNav (version 4)
    (head-tracking system)

    My friends built a frame to suspend my laptop (screen opened as far as possible) above
    my head about 2 feet facing down. The product above also mounts just above the screen... nothing else.

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    Higgi, how do you control your TV and telephone with your system?
    My head controlled mouse was made by Madentec. A grant foundation purchased the $2000 gizmo for me about 10 years ago. Their newest model is just under a thousand, so if anyone needs one, go with the Smartnav by NaturalPoint.

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    can 1 of you guys please paste a photo the person using the system from bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott C4/5 View Post
    Higgi, how do you control your TV and telephone with your system?
    My head controlled mouse was made by Madentec. A grant foundation purchased the $2000 gizmo for me about 10 years ago. Their newest model is just under a thousand, so if anyone needs one, go with the Smartnav by NaturalPoint.
    To control my TV (cable box) I use a "Slingbox" (cheapest one around $100 at Bestbuy or just about any large chain electronics store). For the telephone Skype offers a "landline" service for about $6/month. You can even pick a random phone number with your area code (nobody else will need to know it is Skype). Note; You can't dial 911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary-Jane View Post
    can 1 of you guys please paste a photo the person using the system from bed?
    Smartnav has pictures of their system on their website. The from bed part of my set up is "home-made/custom". I don't have any photos, only use that frame when bedridden with pressure sore or illness.

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    The program that I use with voice control IR Command2 to control all my AV equipment, it will also run X10. I also used the Kensington trackball, I am a C4 also.

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    From WDPS:

    IRCommand2 is IR (infrared) and X10 remote control software for the PC that enables you to control virtually any device that comes with a remote control. You can create device "panels", each of which represent one of your devices or a virtual device. Then add command buttons to a device by dragging re-sizable buttons from the button kit. Train the new command buttons using a remote control, or program them with macro sequences. New setup features make device creation fast and easy.
    IRCommand2 can also listen for and respond to IR and X10 commands from remote controls. Simply program a "trigger" into a command button using a remote control and that command button will then execute whenever IRCommand2 receives that trigger. X10 triggers can wake the PC from standby. IRCommand2 is expandable via its COM+ interface. This interface allows external programs, including VB and VBA, to link to command buttons you have created in order to control devices.
    The unregistered download runs in a "demo" mode that has some functional and capacity limitations, but that allows you to thoroughly evaluate the software before buying. By registering, you receive a key and ID that removes limitations. The full registration supports a virtually unlimited number of device panels and buttons. A lite registration option is also available at significantly lower cost.
    IRCommand2 currently works with the Actisys IR200L, Tira2, MyBlaster, USB-UIRT, and ADS IR Blaster, IguanaWorks, and Global Cache iTach IR control heads; the CM11A/HD11A, CM15A, CM19A, and Insteon 2414U interfaces for X10 control; and the Snapstream Firefly RF remote. Written in C++, IRCommand2 is efficient, does not put a strain on your PC's resources, and works well with most other programs. Visit our web site for more information.

    Read more: IRCommand2 - CNET Download.com http://download.cnet.com/IRCommand2/...#ixzz2NGVj2WpE
    C4 incomplete since 1985

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    I use a Laptop Laidback table and voice recognition.

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