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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 or iOS Device (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, one of the new tablets or a tried and true augmentative communication device, 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 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 new Switch Control feature in iOS7 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 a built-in mouse button utility known as Dragger, a word prediction utility, and includes a number of standard keyboards, and the ability to make custom keyboard layouts. 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. 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 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 new rugged and affordable button-style adaptive switch that interfaces directly with Swifty, PageBot, and and many other 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.More...

Sip-Puff Switch

Sip/Puff Products

Origin Instruments is a leading supplier of Sip/Puff switches for use by people with motor disabilities. These switches can enable the operation of computers, augmentative communication systems, e-readers, environmental control systems, and adapted toys by people who do not have full use of arms or hands. Breeze™ can now be used to access an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.  More...
Assitive Software

Mac OSX Software

Origin Instruments is a distributor for AssistiveWare, the leading supplier of assistive software for the Apple Macintosh. These products provide solutions for physical access, communication, and speech synthesis. Origin Instruments also develops and delivers access software for Microsoft Windows, including SofType and Dragger. More...
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HeadMouseHeadMouse Nano

Now shipping with new look.

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™ Now Supports iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch


Swifty Switch Interface
Swifty™ Now Supports Remote Wakeup

Dragger Toolbar

Dragger V2 Release
Dragger™ now Runs on Windows 8 Desktop and Windows 8 Modern ("Metro") Interface.

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HeadMouse is a registered trademark of Origin Instruments Corporation. PageBot, Swifty, Beam, Orby, Breeze, SofType, Dragger, and AirVoter are trademarks of Origin Instruments Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.