Professionals and those in the know-how have been using them for years for work projects etc and as a frustrated cack-hander, I have found a 'need' for one too.
I have become a lot more reliant on my laptop and I find it difficult to perform certain tasks with a mouse or small touch pad and as usual, I'm always looking at ways to make my life easier.
This handy gadget helps me with certain things that I find difficult or tiresome. I can use a stylus/pen or my fingertips or both depending on what I am trying to achieve or how flexible my hands are at the time.
The tablet I am using for my MacBook is a Wacom brand but there are plenty out there depending on your budget or needs. There are fun things you can do too but I am looking forward to using it seriously to help with my photography work as well as for doing some fun artwork.
The gadgets I am suggesting to help people with problems with hand coordination and flexibility through Parkinson's or other ailments may not suit everyone. Try before you buy and research for yourself the many brands and models etc available as I am not sure which features each one has or is suitable for PwP's or any other individuals. I am just passing on ideas that I find help to enhance my life and the things that I can do, in the hope they will help you and others too.
I'm looking forward to displaying my website or eBay shopping etc on my TV screen and sitting back on the sofa with my pad on my knee flicking through the pages with ease..... just another feature I can use to make life a little more.... e-a-s-y!
Click on link for demo. Wacom Gestures Pad which is just one model that I found which has a good clip to demonstrate the kind of things you can do. I will add more perhaps later of fun things that I did and that you could do too.
Tablet PC's and portable e-book reader tablets are other ideas I've not explored personally but they make life easier for all and not just those of us with difficulties.
My Tablet makes me feel better but let me know about your revues, ideas or experiences (good or bad) with any of the above.