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HeadMouse® Nano

Wireless Head Controlled Access

Works on Computers, Smartphones, Tablets – Everything!

HeadMouse Nano
HeadMouse Nano with universal mount on a MacBook Pro

HeadMouse replaces the standard computer mouse for people who cannot use or have limited use of their hands. The HeadMouse translates natural movements of a user's head into directly proportional mouse pointer movement – move your head and the mouse pointer follows along. The HeadMouse has a wireless optical sensor which tracks a tiny disposable target worn by the user on his/her forehead, glasses, or even a hat. It works just like a computer mouse, with the mouse pointer being controlled by head movement.

HeadMouse® Nano provides hands-free access to a computer, tablet, smartphone or Speech Generating Device (SGD).

The HeadMouse will track head movement with the user comfortably located anywhere in front of his/her computer display. With HeadMouse Nano's high tracking resolution, pixel precise control is available to everyone. This precision allows a user to perform such tasks as drawing, photo editing, graphic illustration, and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

With HeadMouse Nano and an on-screen keyboard a person with disabilities can use any application – everything begins with access.

HeadMouse Nano connects to the computer, tablet, smartphone or speech generating device through a USB port and operates using standard mouse drivers. No special software is required. The HeadMouse is powered by the host device, over the USB connection. Its integrated tilt sensor automatically adapts to any mounting orientation.

HeadMouse Nano
HeadMouse Nano on an iPad Pro

Selections and mouse button operations can be performed using a variety of adaptive switches, including Origin Instruments Sip/Puff Switch,  Orby,™ and mouse button software, such as Dragger.™ Using Dragger, mouse clicks are performed by positioning the pointer and dwelling for a selectable period of time. HeadMouse Nano has an integrated infrared receiver for wireless adaptive switches, using our available Beam.

When used with an on-screen keyboard such as SofType™ or MacOS keyboard,™ HeadMouse provides access to the full range of keyboard and mouse functions.

Access to your internet connected device is access to the world.

Key User Benefits

  • Works* on iPad and iPhone, Windows, MacOS, Android, Chrome, Linux – if it works with a USB mouse it works with HeadMouse.
  • Smooth and pixel precise control of the mouse pointer
  • Works in any lighting environment – from complete darkness to full sun.
  • Works on every platform – computers, tablets, smartphones and speech generating devices
  • No power adapter – HeadMouse receives power through the USB connection
  • Simple and hassle-free installation consists of plugging HeadMouse into a USB port

* – Requires version 13 or newer of iPadOS or iOS.

Target dot on forehead

The tiny Target Dot is typically worn on the forehead, glasses frame or the brim of a ball cap. A sheet of 50 Target Dots come with each sensor and more are available in fifty or in the more economical 200 count pack.

Access for Speech Generating Devices

HeadMouse Nano provides reliable head-controlled access to speech genrating devices, (also known as alternative and augmentative communication devices) that provide speech and environmental control. HeadMouse Nano integrates conveniently with dedicated systems from a variety of suppliers – Prentke Romich, Tobii DynaVox, Jabbla, and others.

If an augmentative communication device can be accessed with a standard USB mouse then it should be accessible with a HeadMouse.

Mounting Options

A variety of optional HeadMouse Nano mounts are available for notebook computers, flat panel displays, iPad, Windows or Android tablets and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. If a mount for your needs is not currently shown, please inform us of your requirements.

Remember, HeadMouse Nano is so small the best mounting option may be attaching it to the front bezel, using the included Dual Lock kit. Just be sure not to cover one of the device's sensors, infrared emitters or cameras. You can rotate and mount HeadMouse at any orientation, it will automatically align to your device display.

HeadMouse Nano Package Includes:

  • HeadMouse Nano
  • Universal Mount
  • Extra Dual-lock
  • Right-angle 6.5-foot and straight 2-foot USB cables (USB 2.0 Type A to Micro-B)
  • 50 target dots
  • User Manual
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Origin Instruments Quality and Support


The HeadMouse Nano emulates a standard USB computer mouse. It will work with any device that can use a regular USB mouse.

Buy HeadMouse and HeadMouse Bundles

Bundles offer complete solutions at a discount.

Buy HeadMouse Nano

Buy HeadMouse Windows Bundle – HeadMouse Nano and SofType on-screen keyboard

Buy HeadMouse Deluxe Windows Bundle – HeadMouse Nano, SofType and Sip/Puff Switch with Headset

Accessories and Replacement Items

Buy Back Mount Bracket for HeadMouse Nano (included with Headmouse)

Buy Available Front Mount Bracket for HeadMouse Nano

Buy Targets for HeadMouse Nano (50 count)

Buy Targets for HeadMouse Nano (200 count)

Additional Resources

Eye Trackers and HeadMouse – enable only one at a time as they may interfere with each other. See this for more information

HeadMouse FAQ

HeadMouse Nano User Guide

HeadMouse Nano Flyer

HeadMouse Nano Mounts

Utility for using HeadMouse on two monitors

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