We have tested AdMouse in the lab and in the following lines we summarize our impressions.
The product is received in a box that includes the mouse and a simple instruction manual.
The f the product seems robust and has non-slip legs for placement on some support surface.
At a glance what stands out most from the outset is its ease of installation, it is a full plug & play device, so once connected via USB to the computer starts to work instantly without the need to install any software or hardware component additional.
We have tested this feature with Windows 10 and previous versions and we can guarantee its operation without any errors in all its functionalities during the tests.
The following image that is part of the user manual summarizes the basic functionalities for use with PC.
All keys are screen-printed with easy-to-understand pictograms to identify and remember functionalities, and there is a color-coding of the keys for functionalities that is useful for people with a certain cognitive impairment.
Selecting cursor speed
The mouse moves across the screen at the selected speed using the speed selection key.
By pressing this key repeatedly you can increase or decrease the speed, the blue pilot shows by the speed of the flashing an estimation of the selected speed for the cursor.
The call key generates a periodic beep which can be very useful in the case of dependent persons who need assistance at specific times during the use of their device.
Initially, the keys with specific functionalities (all of which are not movement) generate a beep when pressed, this could be useful for people with vision difficulties, or in the case of people with sensitivity difficulties who want to be sure That pulsations have occurred.
In our case we decided to deactivate the beep of these keys.
The beep deactivation of the special function keys is performed by pressing the speed selection key for 5 seconds.
PRESS 5 SECONDS…
Simple click functionality
The simple click functionality is identical to any other mouse in your left click, in this case adding the advantage of having a low relief button, clearly identified.
Right click functionality
This functionality generates the same result in the cursor as the action of right-clicking a conventional mouse button.
Pointer movement functionality
The movement of the pointer that is usually produced by moving the mouse from one side to another physically, in Admouse is implemented by 4 keys with the basic directions that can be pressed continuously or discreetly to scroll the screen.
It is important to adjust the speed by the procedure detailed above to suit each user.
After a short period of use the method of movement is comfortable and intuitive.
Double click functionality
The double click functionality implemented by the green double-circle key is very useful for people who have difficulty performing double-tapping in a very short period of time.
Funcionalidad de click prolongado o arrastre de elementos
The extended click functionality implemented by the green double concentric circle key allows you to handle elements on the screen for those who have difficulty performing more than one simultaneous action, as this frees them from the tedious action of having the left mouse button pressed in turn and move the cursor to the destination where you want to drag the item.
Working with Android on Tablet and Smartphone
The operation with Android for Smartphone and Tablet is just as intuitive as in the PC. Once connected via a micro USB OTG adapter (not included), an on-screen cursor is displayed.
By using the direction buttons in the form of arrows of AdMouse we are able to move easily by the screen being able to simulate the touch of special keys in Android as it is the one of going back that in this case corresponds to the square key on green background Of AdMouse.
Similarly the double-circle key makes the pass-through functionality on Android.
The following image presents the summary of the functionalities of each key for the use of the Android system in Smartphone and Tablet.
In summary, AdMouse is a robust, reliable and simple solution as an alternative to the conventional mouse for people with difficult with handling.
The buttons correctly implement the usual scripts in the human-machine interaction replacing those implemented by conventional mouse or touch-screen.
The user can use the device with the manual delivered without major complications.
As future improvements we recommend a version with Trackball, the inclusion of adapters for Smartphone and Tablet and a price adjustment as much as possible.