The Boost Tracer is a computer mouse that you control
with your head, accurately converting head movement into computer cursor motion.
In fact, Tracer is so accurate and easy to use that most people who have tried it are able to put the
cursor on a desired individual pixel within minutes of using it for the first time!
Here are some of Tracer's key features:
New Technology: Tracer uses a patented, small, reliable and durable gyroscope to
sense your movements. The gyroscope communicates wirelessly with the computer via an
FCC Certified RF (radio frequency) connection, which solves all of the problems of the IR (Infrared)
connection used by other head pointing devices.
The problem with IR is that sources of visible light can also produce IR. Therefore, sunlight,
certain types of artificial light, reflections, and other IR devices operating within a close proximity
can severely hinder the performance of IR devices. The Tracer, however, can be used in
practically any environment with no loss of performance. Additionally, the Tracer uses multiple
radio channels, so up to seven devices may be used in the same space.
Plug and Play: Tracer requires no software drivers
to work. You simply plug it in and your computer thinks that Tracer
is a regular mouse. This means you don't have to keep an eye out
for constant updates, patches, or fixes. Plus, software drivers
can conflict with other software and cause your computer to crash
- Tracer will never cause you to call your office's IT guy to
come and figure out what's conflicting with what, or even worse,
you'll never have to try to figure it out yourself.
No External Power: Tracer is powered by a small,
rechargeable battery, so it is easy to use Tracer with a laptop
anywhere you need to go - you don't need a power outlet, or a
heavy external battery, or an extra adapter to hook up to (and
drain) your wheelchair battery.
Compatible: Tracer works on any type of computer
- no matter which platform you're using, OS you're running, or
mouse port your computer needs. And unlike some of the others,
Tracer will work on any AAC device that accepts mouse input.
Easy To Install: Tracer is ready-to-use right out
of the box - no potentially buggy and conflicting software drivers
to install, nothing to assemble - just plug it in, and you're
Great Value: Tracer is only $795 - compared to
almost $2,000 for some of the other computer head pointers out
there. And even though Tracer isnít the least expensive product
available, it is the most complete - you don't need to buy extra
equipment to switch remotely, extra batteries, or extra adapters.
Depending on what you want to do with the other guysí products,
you may have to spend more than a $1,000 in addition to their
base price to get the same functionality that you get with Tracer
Sound too good to be true?: Boost Technology is
able to offer a product that is better than anything else out
there at such at low cost by leveraging existing technologies
that, until now, have never been designed specifically for disabled
people. Another company has designed a gyroscopically controlled,
RF connected mouse for able-bodied people (they are meant to be
held in the hand); over 250,000 of which have been sold so far.
This company spent over ten years developing and cost-reducing
these technologies, and with a quarter million satisfied customers,
you know they succeeded. Because the Tracer helps disabled people,
Boost was given access to this significant R&D at no cost! Since
we don't have to recoup this immense expense, we are able to pass
the savings on to you!