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Photos: Gadget calms shaky mouse

Adapter plugs in between mouse and computer to eliminate jumpy movement experienced by people with Parkinson's disease.

Gadget calms shaky mouse

The Assistive Mouse Adapter is designed to filter out erratic mouse movements caused by tremors like those associated with Parkinson's disease. British company Montrose Secam is selling the device after licensing the technology from IBM.

Credit: Montrose Secam

Mouse adaptor

Gadget calms shaky mouse

This image shows the test results from a subject with hand tremors using a normal mouse.

Credit: Montrose Secam

Subject without mouse adaptor

Gadget calms shaky mouse

This images shows the test results from a subject with hand tremors using the Assistive Mouse Adapter.

Credit: IBM

Same subject using mouse adaptor

Gadget calms shaky mouse

Hugh Pearson of Montrose Secam shows off the Assistive Mouse Adapter circuit board.

Credit: IBM

Mouse adaptor