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Reviews of Smart-Nav have appeared in dozens of magazines all over the World.
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Just wanted to let you know I'm very happy with my updated SmartNav........I'm able to work faster than I could b4.
- Marilyn Woolley|
(August 30, 2007)
Of all the equipment in the lab, my students (totalling 75 each semester) are most impressed by the SmartNAV. Once they see it in action, and discover its potential for changing lives, they truly understand the power of assistive technology.
- Ann Orr, Ed D, Assistant Professor, Special Education|
Eastern Michigan University
(April 6, 2007)
"This is a very long overdue testimonial for your incredible SmartNAV system for the disabled to manipulate the computer mouse and controls. I have very severe advancing muscular dystrophy and had been using a wireless trackball previously until my weakening hands made it no longer feasible. I was really in a panic and researching on the Internet various companies using head pointer types of systems. I could not believe the range of prices up to $4000! Then I found your web site, and could hardly believe my eyes. You were simply using "off the shelf" existing IR cameras and some Scotch reflective tape to control the mouse, and then some simple buttons or switches (customer's preference) to activate the left and right mouse clicks. Add some very clever software and you have absolute genius following the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) technique--and all for an absolute fraction of the price of comparable systems.
I couldn't wait to order one on the spot, and anxiously awaited the arrival of the package. I could hardly believe that it truly was installed and tested as easily as you had said it would be; but there it was working perfectly and giving me complete control over my computer again. After a few days, my caregivers and office assistant agreed that I was even faster on the computer than I had been with the trackball!
As I am on the computer for many hours a day and even using it for my multiple line phone system, the SmartNAV System has become an indispensable part of my life. Please pass on my sincerest thanks to Jim Richardson for inventing it in order to help his family member who had been injured in an accident. I have recommended it to countless friends.
The SmartNAV System at the incredible price that you have should be a standard piece of equipment for any computer system used by a quadriplegic. I am currently having an older laptop computer configured for my needs and we expect to be able to install the SmartNAV on it as well, using the optional monitor camera support, so that I could have my phone communications and e-mail capability while traveling. That will be a HUGE help to me.
Again Many Thanks,
- Fred Hess|
"I received my new Natural Point device yesterday. I must say, I was somewhat skeptical as to whether the upgrade would be worth the price. As it turns out, the upgrade is several times better than the original.
I can now do virtually everything possible on the computer without the need for outside help. When necessary for writing e-mails or letters etc. I use a voice-recognition program. For everything else, I use Natural Point.
Thanks for an excellent product!"
- Dick Sameck|
"I can't tell you how impressed I am with how much the Smart-NAV has helped me.
I recently developed a very painful case of Tendonitis in both forearms,
wrists and hands. This was caused by overuse and bad ergonomic setups at
work and home. I do website development full-time during the day and also at
home on evenings and weekends. I was forced to drastically cut back my
computer time at home and have become less & less able to get through the
day at work as this has gotten progressively worse.
Then I saw an article in PC World describing the Smart-NAV. I got one for
home, installed it, and after several hours of use was totally comfortable
with it. This thing is amazing. For the first time in months I can use my
computer without pain. The relief I feel is indescribable. Thanks for
making such a great product!!
It has been so effective that I just ordered another one for work! It is my
hope that by using the Smart-NAVs in combination with ergonomic changes and
more moderate computer use I will be able to continue working while
recovering from this nasty affliction
Once again, thanks for creating something which has made such a qualitative
difference in my life."
-Richard, New York
"I really like the software. It's simple, but it's versatile. You can adjust
the motion and responsiveness of it quite a lot, and you can save settings.
You can have it work automatically, or you can activate/deactivate it with
Within an hour, I was much much better. I could hit my targets almost all
of the time. I continue to improve every day."
"May I first say that we are so excited and encouraged at our house after
the arrival of my daughter's SmartNAV AT yesterday! She has consistent
voluntary control over her eyes and head only. It took just a few
minutes to install the software and customize the settings for her.
Right away she was able to (roughly) control an off-the-shelf preschool
mouse-skills training game--the first success she has EVER had at the
computer! She was so proud, and so were we! Our eventual goal is for
her to master the SmartNAV so she can use it to run voice output
software, as she is not able to control muscles needed for speech. But
for now it is an absolute delight to watch her be able to do something
By good fortune, her first efforts at trying the TrackIR were during her
physical therapy session. The therapists and I sat stunned at what she
was able to accomplish in her first tries.
Thanks for the hope you have given us...and at a price we can afford! "
"Two days ago i got Your IR-Track-Mouse (sic) and I am very pleased to found this
product. It is wonderful and gives me new applications for 'high disabled'
patients. The low price is very good for those patient with less money or
without any insurance paying for them."
"I received the second mouse on Monday, works great.
Thank you for getting it out right away. So far this mouse responds
as well as my $1600.00 Origin Instruments head mouse.
Smaller unit is a plus, the only downside I see so far is that
it needs software where as Origin's reads as a standard mouse.
But that is not worth an extra $1400.00.
Great product at a fair price. "
"I just want to share a little bit with you what a huge difference the Smart-NAV has made to my life.
I am a person with a significant disability, I'm in a wheelchair and completely unable to speak.
The Smart-NAV and The Grid from Sensory Software International has completely changed my life. In fact I've just placed an order with Sensory Software International for another Smart-NAV for myself. I am often asked to give speeches and the Smart-NAV never fails to impress! In fact I ordered and delivered a Smart-NAV on behalf of a little girl with a disability just last week. Because her mother saw mine at a speech I gave.
Lastly I just want to say thank you for your awesome product."
- Martin Pistorius, South Africa
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