Enabling Computer Access: Introduction to the Test of Mouse ProficiencyBy Lane, Allison; Ziviani, Jenny; OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 111-118
Publication Date: Summer 2002
Paper discusses the development of the Test of Mouse Proficiency (TOMP), which was created in response to a lack of adequate mouse skills found in school-age children. The TOMP is a computer software package that features four games, each of which involves a different mouse function, such as targeting, stationary single clicking, and dragging. In each function, variations are made in target size, task structure, and timing requirements to observe performance changes. The main features of the TOMP are its wide range of motor performance measures, including speed, accuracy, and efficiency; ability to discriminate between areas of relative strengths and weaknesses in mouse performance; inclusion of a broad array of mouse tasks; and use of the mouse in everyday situations. A quantitative evaluation of the TOMP is presented.
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