What is Dasher?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Assistive Technology

Dasher is a computer accessibility tool which enables users to write without using a keyboard, by entering text on a screen using a pointing device such as a mouse, a touchpad, a touch screen, a roller ball, a joystick, or even foot or head mice.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dasher

Side effect Patients
Happiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Dasher

Dosage Patients
daily 2

Duration

Currently using Dasher

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Dasher

May 28, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of voice)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I am surprised more people don't use Dasher. It is FREE. People seem to get it and love it or they don't get it and give up. For those that get it, it is fast and very easy on the eyes because there is no clicking required. I can't image life without it.

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 15, 2015 (Started Jul 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It is a life saver for me on the computer! I don't have to use the onscreen keyboard to write and as long as I can use it my thoughts are able to be expressed! It's a free d/l and it's easy to use - try it! http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/

  • 0 helpful marks
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