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Listed here are all the different models of mouth or head operated mice I have found on the internet. I am linking to them and/or their vendors here so you can decide their merits or shortcomings for yourself. I have listed multiple websites in cases where different vendors exist for the same product. If you know of any other mouth or head operated mice please let me know so I can list them.

Product names given here are the copyrighted property of their respective owners.

Any comments on this page are the opinion of TetraLite Products.

Quick Comparison Chart of Mouth Operated Mice

Prices in this chart are the lowest I could find for these models. Some vendors charge more. I have tried to make this as accurate as possible. I would appreciate hearing from anyone by email with any corrections if you find errors or better prices.

Make
Clicking Method
Interface
Requires Head Movement?
Warranty
Starting Price Range
TetraMouse XS
(TMXS)
2nd Joystick with built-in 8-button function, scroll and drag & drop
USB
No*
Lifetime**, unconditional, transferable, free repairs

$349

TetraMouse XA
(TMXA)

2nd Joystick with built-in 8-button function, scroll and drag & drop
USB
No*
Lifetime**, unconditional, transferable, free repairs
$449
QuadJoy
Sip & Puff
USB
Yes
2 years limited
$800 to $850
Jouse2 & 3
Sip & Puff
USB
Yes
2 years limited
(Extended available for extra charge)
$1495 to $1550
LipStick
Lip Movement Sensor
USB
Yes
Unknown
$1700 to $1919
IntegraMouse
Sip & Puff
USB
Yes
Unknown
$2496 to $3005

* No head movement is needed with all TetraMouse models equipped with optional cup-shaped tongue-operated knobs. Some users have reported successful tongue operation using the standard ball knobs.
** "Lifetime" means as long as I, the owner of TetraLite Products, am alive and capable of doing work.

TetraMouse TMXS and TMXA
Lowest price, unbeatable lifetime warranty, no sipping, no puffing, no nonsense!
Type: Mouth-operated dual joystick mouse. One stick for pointer position, one stick for 3- to 8-button clicking, scroll, drag and drop (click and hold) and speed selection. Available with optional cup-shaped knobs for use with tongue or finger by people with no head movement. 30-day money back satisfaction guarantee, extendable to 60 days on request, Lifetime unconditional, transferable warranty now retroactive for any TetraMouse ever made! Any failed or damaged TetraMouse ever made will be repaired or replaced for free if the customer pays for shipping both ways! Forever free transferable technical support. An independent side-by-side comparison of the TetraMouse and the QuadJoy determined that it took less effort (force) to operate the TetraMouse and that the QuadJoy mounting system (a gooseneck) did not hold its position well.
Home page: http://tetramouse.com - Starting at $349 (TMXS), $449 (TMXA). TetraMouse Mounting system: $99.

QuadJoy
Type: Mouth-operated joystick mouse with sip and puff clicking. Left click and hold for drag and drop operation requires maintaining suction on the joystick throughout the process. Website claims this is a "12-function" mouse but it only lists left, right and middle clicks and scroll functions and an undefined "4th Function" using sip and puff variations, so technically it is a 3- or 4-button scroll mouse. 2-year warranty. Warranty repairs $20, non-warranty repairs $150 (not counting shipping charges).
Home page: http://www.quadjoy.com/ - $800.00 & $850.
Vendor: http://www.infogrip.com/product_view.asp?RecordNumber=106 - $950.00

Jouse2 & Jouse3
Type: Mouth-operated joystick mouse with sip and puff clicking. External switches may be added (clicking only). Mount included. 2-year warranty. Extended warranty may be purchased.
Home page: http://www.jouse.com - Pricing not given on website.
Price is $1495 at http://www.enablemart.com/jouse2 as of March, 2014. Replacement mouthpiece $52.95. Air filter $12.95.
Also available at http://www.infogrip.com/products/mice/mouth-controlled/ for $1495 with NO 30-day money back guaranty and NO warranty.

LipStick
Type: Mouth-operated joystick with lip movement sensors for 2-button clicking functions.
Home page: http://www.shannonelectronics.nl - No pricing or warranty information on website.
Vendor (in United Kingdom): http://www.inclusive.co.uk/the-lipstick-p7049 LipStick Mouse: $1699.90 (£999.00), Mount: $219.50 (£129.00) - Prices as of June, 2014. This vendor does not ship to the US or Canada. No warranty information found.

IntegraMouse
Type: Mouth-operated joystick mouse with sip and puff clicking. No warranty information found!.
Home page: http://www.lifetool.at/ueber-uns/information-in-englisch.html - No price given on website.
Vendor: http://www.keytools.co.uk/product.php?productid=16228&cat=330&page=1 - £1796.00 (about $3005 US dollars as of March, 2014).
Also available at http://www.infogrip.com/products/mice/mouth-controlled/ for $2496 with NO 30-day money back guaranty. No warranty. Mounting system $295.


Other Types of Head-operated Mice

These types of mouse controllers are generally subject to drifting pointer movements and inaccuracy, require a helper to attach the device or target to the user limiting the user's independence and require additional means of performing mouse clicks and are therefore not in the same functional class as positive-acting, direct mechanically controlled joystick mice as listed above. Devices that use cameras (including infrared) are subject to varying degrees of interference from ambient lighting and sunlight. They also may interpret all head movements as intended mouse movements.

LaZee Mouse
Type: Mounts on head (with microphone), detects head tilt to move pointer and microphone detects breath puffs to perform click operations. Other clicking options are available including separate switches.
Home Page: http://www.lazeetek.com - $499.00 (with no clicking options) to $799.00. 2 year warranty - longer if you pay more.
This novel design turns your head into a virtual joystick. Tilt head up, down, left and right for corresponding pointer movement. Other packages available with different options.

HeadMouse® Extreme
Type: Camera sensor and stick-on forehead target. Clicking requires additional equipment or software.
Home page: http://shop.orin.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4_9 - $995.00.
Vendor: http://www.enablemart.com/productDetail.aspx?pid=998&dept=20&store=10 - $995.00 to $1500.00 packages.
Vendor: http://store.prentrom.com/cgi-bin/store/HE-X.html - $1195.00

HeadMaster Plus
Type: Head-mount head motion tracker with sip and puff clicking. Requires good head movement.
Vendor: http://www.pacmedhawaii.com/specialty/hmaster.htm - $1545.00 (Bad link!)
Manufacturer (PRC - http://prentrom.com) has apparently discontinued production of this item, but it may still be available from pacmedhawaii.com (see above Vendor link).

SmartNav
Type: Camera sensor and stick-on forehead/hat target. Clicking requires additional equipment or software.
Home page: http://www.naturalpoint.com/smartnav/ - Two packages: $399.00 and $499.00
Accessories available at additional cost.

Tracker Pro
Type: Camera sensor and stick-on forehead target. Clicking requires additional equipment or software.
Home page: http://www.madentec.com/ (Bad link)
Vendor: http://www.enablemart.com/computer-accessibility/alternative-input/head-and-eye-tracking/trackerpro - $995.00

EyeTwig
Type: Software that uses a webcam and senses users face and controls cursor by detecting head movement. Clicking is performed by dwelling on an object or gesturing. Additionally, speech recognition can optionally be used.
Home Page: http://www.eyetwig.com - Basic version $170.00, Pro version $270.00, 7-day free trial.
This software requires that you already own or buy a webcam. I tried this software (trial version available at website) and found it to be much easier to control the pointer and hold it steady when compared to other head trackers using webcams. However, like other webcam head tracking software, it still has a tendency to drift out of calibration, that is, the pointer doesn't always return to center when you move your head back to your center starting position. I don't know if it will ever be possible to fix that problem in any of the camera head tracking programs. I must say that the EyeTwig software is the best in its class that I have tried so far. The use of speech recognition, although rather limited, in this program is a good idea and makes clicking operations much more managable. Dwell and gesture clicking can be disabled when the speech option is enabled. Dwell and gesture clicking leaves much to be desired since clicks will occur when you don't want to click.

CameraMouse
Type: Software that uses a webcam and senses users face and controls cursor by detecting head movement.
Home page: http://www.cameramouse.com/ - Free, but don't expect miracles.
This software requires that you already own or buy a webcam. I have tried using this program and immediately found serious drawbacks. Positive cursor control is very sloppy as the cursor tends to wander like all head trackers using webcams. It is hard to keep the cursor from moving in order to wait for the automatic click. When the message "Mouse control cannot begin until your face has been detected in the image." pops up, (and it will!), it is impossible to click the "OK" button, and if you can't press the "Enter" key on the keyboard, you cannot resume the program, or in other words, you might as well consider the computer "crashed" because you cannot do anything and you are stuck unless you have some way to reboot your computer. Also, it is apparently impossible to access the Windows taskbar by moving the mouse towards it when it is hidden (if you prefer to run your taskbar in the "hidden" mode like I do). I definitely recommend that you NOT buy a webcam in order to test the CameraMouse. If you already have a webcam, I recommend that you have someone nearby to get you out of the error message situation in case you actually want to try out this program. The error message mentioned above can come up when you move your face out of view of the camera and then back in, or when you are away from the computer for a while. Poor control and unrecoverable error situations rule this program out for any computer operator.

QualiEYE
Type: Software that uses a webcam and senses users face and controls cursor by detecting head movement.
Home page: http://www.qualilife.com/ (Bad link) - Price: 250 Euros. 30-day free trial.
For the most part, the comments I made above about the CameraMouse apply to the QualiEYE software as well, except QualiEYE is even worse! Don't bother trying it unless you have an assistant and you already have a webcam and you feel like getting frustrated! I cannot recommend either the CameraMouse or the QualiEYE systems (or ANY camera head tracking system) mainly because they are so imprecise and can get you stuck with no way out. For typing on onscreen keyboards these programs are excessively tedious and time-consuming when you can get them to work at all. Although I know nothing more about Qualilife.com, they do appear to have some other potentially useful products available and it may be worth a look, except their link no longer works.

NaviGaze
Type: Software that uses a webcam and senses users face and controls cursor by detecting head movement. Clicking is performed (in theory) by blinking for various lengths of time.
Home page: http://www.cybernet.com/products/navigaze.html - Freeware (but in this case you get what you pay for!)
Maybe I haven't figured out how to make this program work properly, but it tends to crash at unexpected times (like when I click on the Help menu - yeah, that helps!). When the help menu doesn't crash there is nothing there anyway except an "About" box and no help file. Seems to be very unstable. Cursor wanders off. Sometimes leaves icon sized image fragment on screen after closing. Really rough software with apparently lots of strange bugs. Seems to have many of the same problems as other webcam head trackers only worse. Too bad this program is so messed up, but hey! the price is right! This company also has a $9.95 webcam head tracker program that I am not willing to try -- no free trial and judging by the way NaviGaze works, or rather doesn't work, well, you get the picture. They also have an eye tracking system for the paltry sum of $12,950. For that kind of money you should be able to hire someone to run your computer for you while you just tell them what to do!

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