Congratulations, your new Quadjoy Mouse will change your computing life as you know it! It might not open doors, but it will open many Windows…ENJOY!
First: After unpacking your mouse and the flexible arm, thread the flexible arm into the brass fitting in the right side of the Quadjoy Mouse body. This may be difficult at first as both the Quadjoy and Mouse Arm are new and have not been worn in. Be careful to turn the Quadjoy in only three to four turns or until it starts to get hard to turn, whichever comes first. Then turn the Quadjoy back ¼ turn and rotate the brass nut counterclockwise until it is hand tight against the Quadjoy. Then turn the Quadjoy only forward ¼ of a turn to your desired operating position. The nut should lock the Quadjoy in place.
Second: Unpack your clamp and pull the plastic off of the mounting stud that you wish to use. If you use the horizontal stud so that the weight of the Quadjoy is holding the connection in torsion, there will be less movement at the connection point. Take the flexible mounting arm which you attached to the Quadjoy, and pull back the knurled ring on the other end of the arm. Slip the coupler over the stud on the clamp and release the knurled ring. It may be necessary to rotate the arm slowly to get the knurled ring to spring forward, and lock into position.
Third: Mount the clamp on the edge of the table or any stable surface and tighten it firmly. Bend the arm to position the Quadjoy as desired. If the Quadjoy needs to be rotated follow the procedure described in the First step. When adjusting the arm avoid applying pressure to the Quadjoy as it is fragile. Avoid bending the arm more than necessary as it will become limp as it wears out.
REMEMBER YOUR NEW QUADJOY HAS MANY FEATURES, HOWEVER WHEN YOU PLUG IN THE USB CABLE IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY LOAD THE DRIVER. YOU MAY HEAR SEVERAL CONNECT AND DISCONNECT TONES, THIS IS NORMAL. IF THE COMPUTER INDICATED THAT THE DRIVER DID NOT LOAD CORRECTLY, THIS CAN ALSO HAPPEN. WHEN THE LOADING PROCESS HAS COMPLETED, THE QuadjoySetup.msi program can be loaded. When the loading is complete, open the QUADJOY program and the should jump to life. REMEMBER YOU DO NOT NEED THIS PROGRAM TO HAVE THE MOUSE FUNCTION, HOWEVER IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO CUSTOMIZE THE QUADJOY SETTINGS.
OnScreen with WordComplete for Quadjoy on our “Insert & Go Anywhere” USB drive
Your software is ALREADY INSTALLED and LICENSED on the USB drive! Just Insert the USB Drive in any Windows computer to run OnScreen.
Some Important Notes:
Q) Windows 2k/XP/Vista – If the Software Does Not Run Automatically
A) Windows may not be configured with AutoPlay on. Go to Start | Control Panel |Hardware and Sound | AutoPlay and make sure AutoPlay is on for USB drives.
Q) Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 – If the Software Does Not Run Automatically
A) For security reasons, Microsoft has decided to disable AutoPlay for USB devices that run a program. You may need to launch IMGSTART.EXE manually by opening “My Computer” (or Windows Explorer), finding the IMG USB Drive, and double-clicking on IMGSTART.EXE or select the file and press Enter.
It is recommended that you adjust your mouse speed, and double click speed to its slowest speed setting until you are familiarized with the Quadjoy. This can be done from the mouse icon in the control panel of a PC based Windows computer. After you are setup, you will want to practice the button functions, and then the scrolling functions. You will need to practice for a while. You will need to clean your Quadjoy routinely, especially if excess saliva is accumulating in the filter. The cleaning instructions are outlined in the section labeled “Cleaning Instructions”.
Movement: The Quadjoy moves the computers cursor when the user moves the hygienic stick out of the neutral position. The hygienic stick is intended to be moved by the user’s lips. The Quadjoy determines the neutral position when the USB connector in plugged in or the computer is turned on. This is why it is important to adjust the Quadjoy to a comfortable position before plugging in the USB connector. If the computer cursor is drifting without movement of the hygienic stick, remove the USB cable and re-attach it to cause the Quadjoy to re calculate the neutral position. The speed of the cursor movement can be set under the “mouse” icon of the Windows control panel.
Puff and Sip Functions: The button functions of an ordinary mouse are created by puffing and sipping on the end of the hygienic stick. As with any mouse the cursor cannot be moving when a button is activated. The air to puff or sip is intended to be controlled by the user’s cheeks, as you would when using a straw to drink. The Quadjoy can be programmed to be more sensitive to accommodate low lung capacity, however because the air is created by the user’s cheeks this is often not needed. If the user is very young or not computer savvy we would recommend the Quadjoy be programmed as a 2 function mouse The Quadjoy currently only has 8 functions. Your unit will be upgraded for free if you ship it back to the factory. You will be sent an e-mail when the new software is ready. Upgrades there after will occur over the internet. The current functions are indicated as follows:
|Computer Action||Puff and Sip Action||Description|
|Left Click||Abruptly Sip||Upper left red light will illuminate. To click and drag do not release the pressure until the move is complete.|
|Right Click||Abruptly Puff||Upper right red light will illuminate.|
|Scroll Up/Down||Slow Puff and Hold Pressure||The upper right LED will turn green. Puffing will scroll up and sipping will scroll down. When the pressure is released the green light will turn off and the scrolling function has completed. If additional scrolling is desired the slow puff to reactivate the function will be needed.|
Your new Quadjoy III can also be used in Bluetooth mode. The Quadjoy can be powered through either the USB connector or through the 8 pin DIN connector from the wheelchair Jack Interface. This interface allows the Quadjoy to be mounted to a wheelchair and powered from the chairs batteries.
To connect to a Windows operating system in Bluetooth mode, first power the Quadjoy mouse. Then from the Windows symbol select the devices and printers option. After several seconds the
Quadjoy should appear as an option within the discovery box. Your Unit will show as “Quadjoy (your serial number)” Have your helper Select the Quadjoy and then click the next button. The HID driver should load automatically.
To switch to the Bluetooth mode first blow the extended gesture command, then move the stick up, (the 10 leds will turn blue/green) then puff (G1). The LED near the bottom should switch from yellow to orange. When the connection is ready the Bluetooth LED should Light steady. If you leave the range of connected computer, the Quadjoy should automatically reconnect when back in range. To return to USB mode blow the extended gesture command, then move the stick up (north) (the 10 LEDS will turn blue/green) then sip (G2) the orange LED will turn off and the yellow LED will turn on, and the USB connection will be active.
The Quadjoy has several hygienic features which must be adhered to strictly for the well-being of both the user and the Quadjoy itself. These features include quick change hygienic sticks, and a clear Line and Luer for moisture inspection.
Hygienic procedures must be under the following conditions:
- Whenever moisture is observed in the clear tubing of the Line and Luer
- When a different person is using the Quadjoy
- When the Puff and Sip functions become erratic or difficult to use
First remove the hygienic stick from the Quadjoy by firmly holding the square base of the magnet holder with your thumb and index finger of your left hand. Then with the thumb and index finger of your right hand grasp the semi-transparent Luer fitting on the base of the hygienic stick. While still holding the magnet holder firmly, twist counterclockwise on the hygienic stick and Luer fitting to remove the hygienic stick. Once the hygienic stick has been removed the filter should be removed from the stick. To remove the filter either push the filter out using the supplied Allen wrench inserted through the base of the stick, or use the removal tool by turning the screw into the filter from the front end, and pulling the old filter out. The hygienic stick can be cleaned in a dish washer, and new filters are available here. If moisture is visible in the clear line, the Line and Luer should be replaced. If moisture is allowed to get into the Quadjoy the Puff and Sip mechanism could be destroyed.
NOTE PLEASE WIPE NEW HYGIENIC STICKS WITH A DISINFECTANT WIPE PRIOR TO USE TO PREVENT ILLNESS.
Full Range of Motion: The user can set what percentage of the mechanical motion of the stick represents their full range of motion.
Dead Band: There are 2 different dead bands. One for the puff and sip system, and one for the stick system. The dead band defines how close the stick position or air pressure must be to neutral to indicate that no action is intended.
Mode: The Quadjoy has multiple modes of operation, it can function as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, motion controller (drive mode), or an Infrared remote control.
Gesture: An input command that can trigger an action.
Extended Gesture: Gestures selected with stick motion in addition to a Puff and Sip pattern.
Puff and Sip Gesture: Gestures that are made up of air patterns. The basic air pattern is sip slowly, sip quickly, puff slowly, and puff quickly. The basic pattern can be preceded by a puff or sip that only exceeds the low pressure threshold to create gestures G5-G8, or G9-G12. The HELP air pattern if activated is a long puff, and is always associated to the G1 gesture, which should be assigned as a mouse right click.
Extended Gesture Level: There are 2 levels to the extended gesture system. If a single level is selected only the stick positions; North, South, East, or West are recognized. If the 2 level system is selected, after the first level has been chosen, and the 10 LED’s are lite, a left/right motion of the stick will highlight one of the ten LED’s. A Puff or Sip when a single LED is highlighted is interpreted as an extended gesture.
Extended Gesture Reset Time: When an extended gesture is completed, and the stick is returned within the dead band, the Quadjoy will return to its previous mode of operation after the extended gesture time has elapsed.
Auto Zero Time: When the stick is within the dead band, a small position correction will occur to re-center the stick. The rate of correction is controlled by the auto zero time. (this prevents the cursor from drifting)
External Gesture: The External Gestures originate from push buttons connected to the Red, Blue, and Green jacks.
Gestures per Mode (Max. allowed Air Gestures): The number of different air patterns the Puff and Sip system will recognize. Each pattern is assigned a Gesture number. (G1-G12)
Inhibit Motion Gesture: When an air pattern exceeds the maximum allowed air gestures it is the inhibit motion gesture. This is the entry point to the extended gestures.
Incomplete Time: When the operator puffs or sips and the air pressure exceed the low pressure threshold a timer is started. If the next segment of the gesture is not completed before the timer has timed out the puff and sip system will be cleared to allow the user to try again.
Cross Rate: The cross rate is what determines if the operator puffed or sipped quickly or slowly. If the cross rate value is decreased the operator would need to puff or sip more quickly to have the gesture interpreted as quick.
Reset time: After a gesture has caused an action the reset time will prevent another gesture from occurring, until the time has elapsed.
Scroll Reset Time: The scroll reset time keeps the scroll or analog function active so the user can cross the pressure dead band without terminating the function.
Scroll Rate: The scroll rate scales how fast the scroll function works. The pressure or suction applied also changes the scroll rate.
Analog Rate: The analog rate scales how fast the analog value changes. The pressure or suction applied also changes the rate of analog change. When the pressure returns to within the dead band, and the scroll reset time has elapsed, the new analog value is passed to the computer.
Help Gesture Time: The Help gesture time determines how long the pressure must be held to signal the nurse. If the timer is set to zero the feature is disabled. When enables if the Puff is less than the Help gesture time the gesture is interpreted as a mouse right button.
Absolute Movement Threshold: If the stick position is less than the absolute movement threshold the cursor will directly follow the stick position. When the stick position exceeds the absolute movement threshold the cursor will continue to move incrementally.
Actions: Mode, Target, Mouse, Keyboard, Joystick, Control, External
- An Action is anything the Quadjoy can do. Actions are programmed as a response to a gesture.
- The Quadjoy currently functions in two modes: Mouse-1 and Mouse-2 Changing between these modes is an action.
- The Quadjoy currently has two targets: USB, and Bluetooth. Changing between these targets is an action.
- The Mouse box lists the functions that can be performed by a generic mouse. These Actions can be assigned to desired gestures.
- Currently the Control functions DO NOT WORK
- The External functions either control the Quadjoy or other devices. Currently the Zero Stick and Pressure, and the Nurse Call are the only actions that will work.
- The Remote box is where the user will be able to program Universal Remote Control codes and assign them to a gesture.
Activate Features: When the Quadjoy is shipped, the unit is not activated. The activation code is e-mailed to the customer after the product is received. The code is entered into the Feature key box and the Activate Features button is pressed. This process is only required when the unit arrives or when additional purchased features are activated.
Calibrate Range: The process of Calibrate Range is performed after the Quadjoy is assembled or the magnet holder has been replaced. When the operator rotates the stick in full circles the peak electrical value is recorded. After the button has been pressed, the true center is calculated, and the red dot shows the stick position compared to the true center.
Swipe Dead Band: Touch screens that respond to a swipe and a tap can be difficult to operate with the Quadjoy. The Swipe dead band makes it easier to tap the screen by allowing a limited amount of stick movement after a mouse button “Click” that is not moving the cursor. This control adjusts the dead band amount.
Limit Swiping: Limit Swiping is an action that can be placed in front of a mouse button command. When the compound command is triggered the swipe dead band is turned on to help prevent cursor movement. The dead band is turned off as soon as the mouse command is completed.
Edge Gesture Threshold & Time: If the Quadjoy stick is moved to either the North, South, East, or West edge and held there for a period of time, the associated Edge Gesture will activate. How far the stick must be moved is the Edge Gesture Threshold. The amount of time the stick must be held beyond the threshold to activate the Gesture is the Edge Gesture Time. When using the Edge Gesture the cursor will be active.
Default Target Time & Default Target: If a time value greater than zero is entered into the Default Target Time control, after the cursor has not moved for a period of time greater than the Default Target Time the Quadjoy will return to the defined Default Target.