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ICFOSS to launch mouse for people with motor disability

The International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) here has developed an ergonomic mouse for people with motor disability.

Named T-Slide, the device replaces the conventional mouse for persons with limited mobility in their hand and fingers. It is the first open hardware solution developed by the Assistive Technology lab at ICFOSS.

The device can be produced in 3D Printers, with necessary customisation for every individual.

It has been presented to experts in assistive technology in various leading organisations for persons with disabilities. The first T-Slide was printed at the Fab Lab under the Kerala Startup Mission on the Technopark campus here.

A press note issued here recently said ICFOSS had developed T-Slide with the objective of leveraging technological knowledge to address needs of every section of society.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is slated to launch T-Slide at a function to be held here on May 16.

“T-Slide demonstrates that technology can help override the social divide and bridge inequalities. It is a good example of technological advancement enabling persons with disabilities,” says M. Sivasankar, Secretary, IT.

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