The BJOY Ring Wireless mouse emulator is a device that behaves like a conventional mouse. It is specially designed to adapt to the controls of a wheelchair, using the inclination of the chair’s joystick to move the cursor and external switches to perform the normal functions associated to a mouse’s clicks.
BJOY Ring wireless is aimed at users who use a wheelchair and want to access their computer and/or compatible mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).
The BJOY Ring wireless mouse is made up of the following parts:
IMPORTANT: Before using the mouse the wheelchair must be disconnected
In order to assemble the Ring you must follow these steps:
Take the handle off the wheelchair joystick and the protective hood if any.
Insert the ring.
The optimum position for assembling the ring is with the tightening screw in the chair’s forward direction.
In the case that it can not be set up in the optimum position, it is VERY important that the ring is set up in positions with 90º turns in relation to the chair’s forward position.
If it is set up in different positions the mouse will not respond properly.
Tighten the mounting screw using the spanner provided with the device. It is important not to force the tightening screw.
Put on the protective hood. It is important to always put on the protective hood.
Reassemble the joystick handle onto the wheelchair.
It is recommended to use assembly inclinations of under 45º.
Emitter and receiver are communicated via Radio Frequency. Metal areas and interferences from other devices installed in the wheelchair or nearby may affect this communication, causing the bad operation of the device.
Follow these recommendations to ensure the correct operation of the device:
The receiver is an USB device that must be plugged to the USB port of a computer or to a compatible mobile device using an USB-OTG cable.
Follow these recommendations to ensure the correct operation of the device:
Each device is provided with one receiver paired to the emitter.
One emitter can be paired up to four receivers. If the user wants to access more than one device or devices in different places, it is possible to order more receivers.
IMPORTANT: To learn about the use of the BJOY Ring wireless with compatible smartphones and tablets see section “Use with compatible smartphones and tablets” in the user guide.
Charge up the emitter’s battery using the micro USB cable connected to the USB port or to the mains with the USB type power supply.
While the battery is charging the battery LED (red) flashes.
When the battery is fully charged the battery LED stops flashing.
The LED turns off when the cable is disconnected.
Assembly all the parts of the device following the instructions and recommendations given in this document.
Connect the switches to the switch entries if needed.
Emitter and receiver provided by default are paired.
If the user wants to add more receivers, they should be paired to the emitter. Follow instructions in the user guide to learn how to do it.
Once the emitter has been fixed to the wheelchair reset the device pressing the reset button to ensure that the device finds the resting position. Do not move the joystick while beeping.
Calibrate the device using the BJOY configuration program provided in order to improve the device’s response (It is possible to connect the emitter directly to the computer for calibration using the micro USB cable provided).
Customise the device’s operation to meet the user needs using the BJOY configuration program provided.
Although the device adapts to the assembly position, it must be calibrated in order to obtain the best response from the joystick’s movements. To perform the calibration:
Once the calibration is done the device can be used like the joystick of the wheelchair. To move the pointer on the computer screen or the compatible mobile device you just need to move the joystick in the desired direction.
To avoid the pointer moving on the screen when you want to drive the wheelchair, you have to shutdown the mouse (see section “How to shut down the device”).
If due to a slight change in the position of the joystick the mouse moves slightly without moving the joystick, the device can be deactivated and then reconnected in order to recognise a new resting position. If this occurs frequently or the position of the wheelchair joystick is not stable, the minimum inclination value can be modified using the “Dead zone width” available in the configuration program (Calibration).
For the correct use of this device, it is recommended:
To make the click use the two external switches which can be connected to the switch entries indicated as A and B in the emitter box. By default these entries are assigned to the following functions:
Entry A: Left click
Entry B: Right click
The functions assigned to each entry can be changed using the configuration program (menu “Click”).
If enabled, this function allows the dwell click for the left click. It can be enabled from the “AutoClick” menu in the configuration program.
It is also possible to adjust the delay time to make the click.
There are different ways for shutting down the device:
When device is shut down:
There are two ways of activating the device after idle or shut down:
The gesture can start from any cardinal point, but it is important to maintain the same assembly position in which the device was calibrated and take the joystick to the maximum position in each side, as when it was calibrated.
The activation is followed by a sequence of beeps. Do not move the joystick while the device is beeping.
It is recommended to make the gesture slowly enough to arrive to the 4 points but in a time below 3 seconds. If the device is not activated, repeat the gesture.
IMPORTANT: When the device is connected for the first time to the computer for calibration, press the reset button to activate it. The activation is followed by a sequence of beeps. Do not move the joystick while the device is beeping.
One emitter can be paired up to four receivers. By default the product includes one receiver paired to the emitter. To add more receivers follow these steps:
Plug the receiver into the device you want to control (PC or compatible tablets and smartphones).
To plug the receiver into compatible tablets and smartphones use a USB-OTG cable. (See which tablets and smartphones are compatible in section “Use with compatible smartphones and tablets” of this guide)
Press the pair button in the receiver. The red LED in the receiver will blink twice, stop for 1 second and blink again.
Press the pair button in the emitter.
When emitter and receiver are paired, the red LED of the receiver and the green LED of the emitter will be on for 2 seconds.
Pairing a fifth receiver will delete the first paired receiver and so on.
BJOY Ring wireless can be used to access up to four different devices. These devices can be located in different environments or in the same environment.
If the receivers are located in different environments (for example in the school and at home) it is not necessary to toggle. The emitter recognises automatically the paired receiver when the user gets closer. This process may take up to 10 seconds. Make sure that the BJOY Ring is activated.
It is possible to alternate among paired receivers so that the user can access different devices located within the same environment.
There are two ways to alternate among receivers:
IMPORTANT: When the device is activated after shut down or idle, it will connect to the last connected receiver if this receiver is within the coverage range.
The BJOY Ring wireless can operate as well as a wired device.
To operate it as a wired device connect the emitter to the USB port of the computer or compatible tablet/smartphone using the micro USB cable provided.
It is possible to use the BJOY Ring with Android smartphones and tablets. For doing so, connect the receiver to a compatible smartphone or tablet using a USB-OTG cable.
Compatible Android devices must:
To take full advantage of the BJOY Ring when connected to a smartphone and/or tablet remember to calibrate and configure the device using the configuration program in a Windows PC.
The BJOY configuration software allows you to configure the mouse behavior according to the user needs.
Insert the CD included with the BJOY mouse in the CD-ROM drive of your computer or download the exe file from: http://update.bjliveat.com/BJOY/BJOYSetup.exe
NOTE: If using the CD and your computer does not have CD-ROM, you can copy the CD contents on a USB stick or any other removable drive.
If using the CD the installation should begin automatically. If it does not, browse to the CD or removable drive and click on exe file. If using the web page, go to section “Downloads” and click on “BJOY Software”. Save the BJOYSetup.exe file in your computer and double click to start installation.
When the installation begins the wizard will guide you through the process. It is recommended to close all other programs during the process. You must click “Next” to continue.
You can choose a different path for the installation file and create a shortcut to the program in the Start Menu and Desktop.
Once you have selected your installation preferences, click “Install” to install the program on your computer.
Once installation is completed, click “Finish” to exit.
IMPORTANT: In order to access to the multiple settings options you must have a BJOY device connected to your computer.
In case you do not have any BJOY device connected the following screen will appear:
IMPORTANT: if you want that changes done are applied to the BJOY device, the “Apply” button that appears at the right bottom of the window must be clicked.
The instructions for using the BJOY Software are available from the “Help” menu.
In the event that you want to configure the deactivate/activate option of the BJOY Ring mouse, select the “Shutdown” tab. This configuration allows you to deactivate the movement of the cursor while you are moving the wheelchair.
Select from the “Shutdown switch” drop-down list the entry which you want to deactivate the device with.
If you have selected entry A or B, you can adjust the necessary time that the corresponding entry has to be activated so that the device is activated/deactivated. Select the desire time from the bar: “Shutdown accept time”.
You must do a calibration whenever there is a change in the assembly position of the BJOY Ring or improper behaviour is noted. In this case select the “Calibration” tab.
In order to calibrate the BJOY activate the “Start” button and follow the steps indicated in the screen.
In the event that small movements in the wheelchair’s joystick cause undesired cursor movements, you can eliminate them by increasing the “Minimum inclination” value. The higher this value, the more the joystick will have to be inclined in order for the cursor to move.
To save a setting after making any customization, follow these steps:
Select the “File” menu.
Select “Save Settings”.
In the next screen, assign a name and a location to save the file. Accept making click on the “Save” button.
To reload a saved configuration in order to modify it or save it in the device, follow these steps:
Activate the “File” menu.
Select “Load settings”
Find the file corresponding to the stored configuration (files are saved with the extension “. BJOY.” Click on the “Open” button in the same screen.
To load the configuration on the device you must click on the “Apply” button.
To change the language of the program, just follow these steps:
Activate the “Tools” menu.
Select “Change language”.
Choose your preferred language and validate clicking the “Accept” button.
When maintaining and cleaning the equipment take into account the following precautionary measures:
The battery needs charging when the red LED on the emitter starts flashing. It is possible to configure an acoustic warning selecting “Low battery sound” in the “Sounds” menu of the configuration software. In this case the device will beep 3 times every hour and the beeping will start 3 hours before the battery is fully discharged.
To check the battery’s status go to the menu “Status” in the configuration program.
To charge the device, follow these steps:
Connect the charger cable to any computer USB port or to the charger supplied with the product.
During charging, the LED will flash red. The LED will turn red permanently when the battery is fully charged. Then it must be disconnected from the charger.
When the charging cable is disconnected, the LED switches itself off and the device returns to stand by mode, ready for use.
IMPORTANT: During a standard use, it is recommended to charge the device once a day.
If you notice that the mouse pointer moves without you moving the joystick follow these steps:
Important: Charger must indicate “5V/1A”.
3. If charger works properly, connect it to BJoy Ring and check whether the red LED blinks. If it does not blink, BJoy transmitter is not working.
If the movement of the pointer does not match joystick’s movements, put the device in “sleep mode” (see below image) and activate it again so that the device starts beeping.
IMPORTANT: During the beeping, device is recognizing the mounting position so during this time joystick should not be moved.
NOTE: If mounting position does not change, there is no need to recalibrate.
Within the statutory warranty period we undertake to rectify free of charge by repair or replacement any product defects arising from material or production faults.
Any unauthorized tampering with, or modifications to the product will annul this warranty.
This product complies with the European directives 2004/108/EC. The declaration of conformity can be consulted at the company’s web page.
The Declaration of Conformity can be downloaded from the product’s webpage at https://bjliveat.com/index.php?controller=attachment&id_attachment=322
Calibration is only needed once, even if the device runs out of battery. As long as the Bjoy’s mounting position remains the same, calibration is valid.
If you are using a switch to turn on and off the device and have no need to use the “4 cardinal points gesture”, you can avoid unintentional wheelchair’s wake-up by clicking on the option “Alternate receivers making double-click in switch B” , in tab “Shutdown“.
IMPORTANT: When BJoy Ring is restarted it starts beeping. Please do not move the joystick during these beeps.
At this point the device should work properly without recalibrating it.
NOTE: If there is a lot of difference between current and original wheelchair’s position deveice might need recalibration (maximum recommended tilt is 45º).
In these cases we suggest to increase the value of “Dead zone width” within “calibration” tab (see below image). Depending on its value, this parameter allows that joystick’s movement does not directly translates into movement of the pointer.
Apple’s tablets and smartphones do not support mouse pointer as an access method. Since BJoy Ring emulates the functioning of a mouse, these devices are not compatible.
Only devices with Windows, Android and Mac (laptops and desktop) are compatible with BJoy Rings.
It is possible to use BJoy with smartphones and tablets running on a compatible Android operating system. To do that, connect either transmitter or receiver using a USB-OTG cable (not provided).
Android devices must have:
NOTE: users who do not have control buttons embbeded into the screen can experience access limitations. However, exists software in the market that emulates phisical contact buttons in the screen. If this is your case and you need technical support please contact us.
3. Movile device must run at least on a 3.2 Android version or higher.
NOTE: To ensure optimal performance of the BJOY Ring using your movile device please take into account that it must be calibrated and configured using BJOY’s software in PC running on Windows.
BJoy can be connected to an iOS device that allows mouse access (only laptops and desktop computers. Tablets and smartphones do not have mouse access functionality enabled).
No, an iOS version of BJoy’s software has not been developed. However, BJoy device can be configurated into a Windows operating system device and since the configuration is stored inside the BJoy, it can be later connected into an iOS device that allows mouse access (laptop or desktop. Tablets and smartphones do not offer this access method).