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FOOT Cursor

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Name: Dati

Event: TOM: Melbourne Makeathon 2017



​Dati dreams of a career in graphic design and spends a large portion of his time creating beautiful design works on his computer.  Due to Dati's physical limitations, in conjunction with inadequate equipment, he is unable to create the designs he is envisioning. Dati would like to improve his graphic design setup, by developing a way he can use his feet to interact with his computer.


The solution is built up of three elements improving accessibility. Firstly, the requirement to move the mouse against a surface on the floor to control the cursor with a curled foot has been replaced with a track-ball, requiring Dati to only move his relaxed foot to control the cursor. Secondly, we've separated the mouse buttons and moved them to the other foot, thus enabling a smoother click-and-drag action, which frustrated Dati in his current setup. Lastly, Dati's family was equipped with a clear set of instructions to configure and optimise accessibility settings such as sticky keys and mouse button click-lock.

Safety Information

All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM Melbourne event or program.  The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
TOM: Melbourne are unable to advise on the suitability of any design or device for your personal situation, however if you have general questions relating to the instructions or documentation, please contact us via our  email:

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