Boost Technology launched the Tracer at the CSUN conference in Los Angeles on March 21st, 2001, where it was very well received by attendees of the conference. Tracer is available for purchase by calling 415-794-2937.

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Boost Technology and Gyration, Inc. Partner to Increase Accessibility for Physically Disabled Computer Users

SARATOGA, California, March 19, 2001 -- Gyration, Inc., a leading supplier of wireless, motion-sensing input devices, today announced a newly-formed partnership with Boost Technology, a manufacturer of innovative products for the disabled market. Boost Technology's signature product, a head-controlled computer mouse called the Tracer, will incorporate Gyration's patented GyroPoint TechnologyTM, a unique method by which an inertial motion sensor detects natural movement to control a cursor on a remote display. Users suffering from debilitating diseases and other physical conditions that make traditional means of cursor control difficult or impossible will enjoy precise control and a seamless user interface. The Tracer will also adopt Gyration's advanced RF technology, providing reliable communication and no line-of-sight limitations for the user.

The partnership represents an important collaboration for both companies and signals a groundbreaking move by Boost Technology to further address the needs of the disabled community.

"Boost Technology's products, powered by Gyration's unique and patented method of cursor control, mark a significant breakthrough for Assistive Technology," said Greg Smith, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Gyration. "We strongly believe that our technology can have a powerful enabling effect in the form of assistive products. Boost Technology has the resources, skills and focus to develop and market these products and, in doing so, lead a transformation in this industry."

"The Internet has the power to radically improve the lives of the most severely physically disabled; however, many of these people have been unable to join the digital revolution because of the difficulty of physically interacting with the computer," said Christopher Hayes, CEO of Boost Technology. "Through our partnership with Gyration, Boost Technology is able to bring gyroscopic technology, and through it, easy and accurate computer control, to many thousands of people who would otherwise be on the wrong side of the digital divide."

About Boost Technology

Boost Technology's innovative products are designed to address the needs of computer users worldwide suffering from various debilitating diseases and physical conditions. Currently, the company is working aggressively to make its product available to disabled public and private sector workers. Boost's positioning efforts have been greatly facilitated by key U.S. Government mandates such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 and President Bush's recently announced "New Freedom Initiative," which will play a key role in expanding access to technologies that aid the disabled and remove access barriers for the disabled in the workplace and in community facilities. The San Francisco-based company was founded in July 1998 and became a Limited Liability Company ("LLC") in August 2000. For more information, visit How to Contact Boost: Corp: (415) 334-8246 Sales: (866) 266-7843;

About Gyration, Inc.

Gyration, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art wireless RF and IR controllers, keyboards and motion-sensing devices for Presentation, TV Set Top and Game markets. The company has developed GyroPoint Technology, a unique method by which an inertial sensor detects natural hand motions to move a cursor or graphic on a remote display. This is combined with Gyration's proprietary wireless Radio Frequency network to offer reliable communication between peripherals and a Set Top, Game Console, PC or other device. Gyration offers its products internationally through direct and OEM sales as well as through an extensive A/V reseller channel. The Saratoga, California company was founded in 1989 and is privately held. For more information, visit

How to Contact Gyration: Main: (408) 255-3016 Sales: (800) 316-5432;