ECTmouse is an application which emulates cursor movement and mouse button clicks by using any keyboard. This program is part of the assistive technologies complex and works effectively with a personal computer for those with limited physical abilities. ECTmouse emulates vertical, horizontal, and diagonal cursor movements; clicks and double clicks (for right, left, or middle buttons); vertical scrolling; separate pressing and release of buttons.
This program fits various groups of users with limited motor functions, and can be successfully applied in such cases: insufficient hand or arm mobility; impaired fine motor skills, when the user can't aim, click icons, or any areas of the desktop due to too strong, quick, or intense movements;
People without any limits in their motor functions can also use the ECTmouse. The most common circumstances and situations are listed below:
* Malfunctions of mouse or laptop touchpad;
* Continuing to work while the physical wireless mouse is charging;
* To add a middle mouse button and scrolling functions when working with a touchpad, which doesn’t support such functions, or in case of a two-buttoned mouse operation;
* In cases when it is necessary to obtain precise cursor positioning (up to one pixel) to complete various operations and tasks.
* Hand pains during work with a mouse, as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, various neurological diseases, different types of injuries, and prolonged computer work;
* Diseases causing temperature exchange problems. In such cases, the user’s fingertips are too cold, which cause additional difficulties during touchpad operation.
True portability: the program doesn't require any installation and can be executed from any external storage device.
Flexible configuration. Any possible actions which can be performed by the mouse (cursor movement, click, double click, holding and releasing keys, scrolling) can be assigned with any key of the keyboard.
The “current mouse state window”, enables users to check if the emulation is enabled or disabled and check which mouse buttons are being pressed at the present moment.