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Assistive Technology

For Computer and Mobile Device Access

Origin Instruments develops and delivers access solutions for people who do not have the ability to control a computer, tablet, or smartphone (including iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) with their hands.

Every day, thousands use our products Worldwide to communicate, learn, work, and play. Whether they use a computer, a tablet, a smartphone or a traditional Speech Generating Device (SGD), Origin Instruments is often a key part of the solution. Our products are found in school, in the workplace and at home.

We invite you to explore our solutions and to contact us or one of our international channel partners with any questions. Keep in mind that you can download free, time-limited, full-function versions of our software for review and email us to request information on our free hardware loan program for assessments, evaluations and demonstrations.

HeadMouse Nano

HeadMouse Nano

HeadMouse® Nano provides precise and efficient head-controlled access to computers, tablets, smartphones and speech generating devices for people who have limited or no use of their hands. It replaces the standard computer mouse by translating the movements of a user's head into proportional movements of the on-screen pointer. HeadMouse Nano connects via USB and uses standard mouse drivers. More...


Tapio™ and Apple's Switch Control feature unleash the power of the iPad for switch scanners. Tapio is a simple, direct connect, lightning fast, and efficient switch interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It sips power from the iPad and eliminates re-charging or replacing batteries, and eliminates fussy issues with Bluetooth connections. More...

SofType Keyboard

Windows Access

SofType and Dragger are full-featured access solutions for the latest versions of Windows. SofType is an on-screen keyboard with word prediction, the ability to make custom keyboard layouts and the ability to enter passwords at login and on the Windows secure desktop. In addition to text entry, SofType contains our Dragger utility for doing mouse button clicks using dwell. If you don't need a keyboard, but need help with dwell-clicking, dragging, and other mouse button operations use the stand-alone version of Dragger instead. We have similar applications for Apple Macintosh.


Swifty is a lightning-fast USB switch interface in an extremely compact package. It can connect up to two adaptive switches, or three wirelessly through Beam™, to almost any computing device, tablet or smartphone with a USB input. This pint-sized powerhouse can emulate mouse clicks, joystick buttons or keyboard keys. Swifty is very small in size, but huge in possibilities. More...
Orby Switch

Orby Switch

The Orby™ switch is a rugged and affordable button-style, adaptive switch that interfaces directly with Swifty, Tapio, HeadMouse and many third party assistive products. This smooth, contoured, and colorful switch is 2.5-inches in diameter and less than one-inch thick. Orby provides distinct audible and tactile feedback when pressed from any position on its top surface. Most devices require a switch interface such as our Swifty or Tapio. More...

Sip-Puff Switch

Sip/Puff Products

Origin Instruments is a leading supplier of Sip/Puff switches. These switches can enable the operation of computers, tablets, smartphones, speech generating devices, e-readers, environmental control systems, and adapted toys by people who do not have full use of their arms or hands. Our Breeze™ can also be used to directly access an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using Switch Control. Most devices require a switch interface such as our Swifty or TapioMore...
KeyStrokes on-screen keyboard

Access for macOS

Origin Instruments is a distributor for AssistiveWare's, on-screen keyboard KeyStrokes. It is designed for use with HeadMouse Nano or other mouse emulators. It has a dwell based utility for mouse clicks and word prediction to improve typing efficiency. KeyStrokes includes several keyboard layouts and a utility called Layout Kitchen for making custom layouts. More...
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Assistiveware iconSwitchXS, Proloquo and VisioVoice Retired

HeadMouseHeadMouse Nano

SofType splash screen

SofType™ V5 Update
Use SofType Launcher to start SofType using dwell.

Tapio Switch Interface

Tapio Switch Interface
Tapio™ Runs on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Breeze Sip/Puff 	Switch

Breeze Sip/Puff Switch
Breeze™ Supports iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch


Swifty Switch Interface
Swifty™ Supports Remote Wakeup

Dragger Toolbar

Dragger V2
Dragger™ Runs on Windows 10

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