The use of a standard mouse can be difficult for seniors with diminished motor skills. Clicking accurately seems easy for experienced users, but is more difficult than it looks. The arm, elbow, wrist and finger much work together to click a precise point on the screen. Many seniors have had more luck using a trackball style mouse since it only requires the use of the thumb or forefinger to use. We have added several of these and encourage voting and reviews to help others pick the perfect mouse for them.
This mouse from Logitech features a trackball and this design style often makes using a mouse easier for seniors. The trackball is operated by moving the thumb.
The BIGtrack mouse from InfoGrip provides many advantages to seniors with decreased motor skills or poor vision. The unit contains a large and brightly colored 3 inch trackball. The trackball on this device requires only the movement of the thumb which reduces the need for complex arm movements.
The Kensington trackball mouse has the trackball positioned in the center of the unit. The one big advantage of this placement is that it works equally well for right handed and left handed people. That makes this an excellent choice for lefties. Users can control the cursor movement by using their index finger.
The Easy Cat touchpad is an interesting option for seniors.