The LipSync Wireless is a mouth operated joystick that allows a person to control a computer cursor with minimal head and neck movement. All the electronics are housed in the ‘head’ of the device so there are no additional control boxes, making the LipSync a good candidate for portable, wheelchair-mounted applications. The mouthpiece is attached to a precision miniature joystick sensor that requires very slight pressure in order to move a cursor on the screen. The mouthpiece is also hollow, allowing sips and puffs to be translated into mouse clicks or touchscreen gestures.
- Phone: Android 4.0+, iOS 13+*, Windows
- Tablet: Android 4.0+, iOS 13+*, Windows
- Computer & Laptop: Windows, MacOS, Linux
There are several different versions of the LipSync:
The original LipSync emulates a USB mouse.
The LipSync Wireless emulates a wireless Bluetooth® mouse.
The LipSync Gaming emulates a USB joystick or USB gamepad. It is compatible with the Xbox Adaptive controller and any desktop or laptop.
The LipSync Macro emulates a USB keyboard. It can be used with older iOS devices to provide switch access through the accessibility features.
The LipSync Switch Input Module can be used to modify one of the above versions so that a user can use switches instead of sip and puff. This can be a useful option for those unable to form their lips around mouthpiece or apply the positive / negative pressure to generate sips and puffs.
The LipSync Wireless needs to be mounted in a stable position near the user’s face, close enough to their mouth so they can move the mouthpiece. The LipSync Wireless needs to be powered through the attached USB cable by a USB power pack, USB power adapter or by connecting to a suitable USB port. Once the LipSync Wireless is paired to the device, moving the mouthpiece will move the cursor and applying sips and puffs to the mouthpiece will generate mouse clicks or touchscreen gestures.
The buttons on the back of the LipSync are used to control the speed of the cursor. Pressing the up button will increase the cursor speed, while pressing the down button will decrease the cursor speed. Pressing the two buttons simultaneously will start the calibration routine to calibrate the mouthpiece joystick.
A brief start-up guide and detailed user guide are available at the GitHub link below.
The latest Bill of Materials, 3D print files, and detailed Assembly Manual are available at the GitHub link below.
The original design of the LipSync was completed by the Neil Squire Society with support from Google.org.