The 1-Switch Single-Appliance Continuous Control Unit, model 1490, is a switch control interface unit designed for use by individuals with upper exremity or severe physical disabilities. This remote control unit operates most AC appliances from a distance of up to 20 feet when the appliances are plugged into a receiver. A capability switch (not included) is used to activate the remote transmitter through either latch or momentary activation. With latch activation, the appliance runs until the us
The 3 Shape Music Box / Switch is a puzzle switch designed for use by children with fine motor or neurological disabilities. The base has indentations to accept each of three large knobbed pieces (a square, a triangle, and a circle) and when all three pieces are successfully fitted, a music box activates as a reward. This device is also equipped with a jack to enable a switch-adapted toy to be substituted for the music box. POWER: Uses 2 double-A batteries (not included).
DO-IT-YOURSELF-ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To assist a child with upper extremity disabilities with operating remote control cars. A two-stick controller for model airplanes was more manageable for the child, who lacked the grip strength to use the pistol grip controller for remote-controlled cars and trucks. The cars were set up to be controlled by a single stick, with steering and speed control on the same stick. The controller operates similarly to that of a powered wheelchair and has adjustable-tensi
Adapted VibraFlex Massager is designed for individuals with generalized weakness and limited grasping strength as a result of neurological impairments. It is a two-speed massager with a soft, microfiber cover that bends to conform to all areas of the body, including neck, back, shoulders, arms, and legs. It accepts any switch with 1/8-inch phono plug.
The AirLink Cordless Switch is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Used without a cord, it can be used to remotely activate appliances, toys, etc. connected to the PowerLink 3 (see separate entry) from a distance of 20 feet. Using the switch with the included cord causes it to function like a Jelly Bean Switch (see separate entry) to activate connected toys, appliances, etc. The switch is contained in a high-impact disk with a connectable base, enabl
The Big Button iPod Remote, model H-13, is a large button remote control for an Apple iPod player designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities. This infra-red (IR) remote is available in two versions. One includes a dock in which the iPod is inserted; and the other use a small IR receiver that does not block the earphone jack. The IR receiver can also be used to connect the remote to the iPod Nano as well as iPhones and iPads. The remote's buttons are raised and slightly convex,
The Blue2 Bluetooth Switch is a wireless touch and scanning switch designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities or cerebral palsy. This control switch allows wireless access via Bluetooth technology to certain applications on the Apple iPod, iPhone and iPad. To begin using the Blue2, sync the switch with a selected Apple device and activate an application's switch scanning mode to begin using the app hands-free. For maximum software accessibility, Blue2 supports f
The Bluetooth Wireless Switch is a wireless touch switch designed for use by individuals with fine motor or neurological disabilities or cerebral palsy. This control switcch allows wireless access to Prentke Romich communication devices with built-in Bluetooth capabilities, such as ECO-14, Vantage Lite, and SpringBoard Lite (see entries). An external switch jack allows dual switch input and LEDs indicate when pairing is complete and the switch is ready for wireless communication. Other features
Bugzi is a powered indoor chair designed for children ages one to five whose mobility has been impaired by physical and neurological disabilities. It offers a unique opportunity for pre-school children with disabilities to experience independent mobility. Bugzi is an ideal introduction to switch and joystick use. It is compact and maneuverable. Each Bugzi is tailored and adapted to the individual child’s needs, with the capacity to adjust seating and controls as he or she grows. Bugzi is a
Candy Corn Proximity Sensor Switch is a highly sensitive switch designed for use by individuals with neurological or severe physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries. This mechanical switch does not require physical touch to activate. The user can wave their hand or another portion of their body within 10 millimeters of the switch to activate. Visual and auditory cues occur when the switch is activated. Orange lights activate for visual cues and a beeping sound is eli
The Clapper Plus with Remote Control is a sound activated switch and radio remote control for lights or appliances designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This unit allows the user to turn one or two appliances on or off by clapping hands or by pressing a button on a remote control. The remote control operates at a distance up to 25 feet away, and can operate through walls from another room or from outside. Operable appliances include lamps, Christmas tree lights, fans, and r
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself rewired Wii remote to function using a switch witbigger buttons for individuals with disabilities. This DIY allows individuals with disabilities to use the Wiimote by not having to press the small buttons on the remote but rather use the buttons that have been rewired—A button, B button, the directional pad (up, down, left, right), and the home button. Step 1: Gather and set up soldering equipment. Step 2: Disassemble the W
The Electric Window Opener is a remote control switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This remote control switch can operate up to 4 windows from a command center. It features a rain sensor that automatically closes the window. The switch is designed to be used with Andersen awning and venting roof windows. Power operator replaces standard hand crank on window.
Formboard with a Brain, model 207, is a puzzle switch, eye hand coordination activity, fine motor training device, and sensory integration activity designed for use by children and adults who have visual memory problems. This teaching device can be customized to the needs and abilities of the user, starting with one or two shapes and building to a sequence of shapes. By gradually increasing the challenge, the user’s memory skills, counting skills, spatial concepts, listening skills, and ability
FreeSwitch Max, model FSM-100, is a scanning remote control switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. It allows wireless activation of nearly any AC (alternating current) appliance, including lamps, blow dryers, fans, and popcorn makers. The system is X-10 compatible. Appliances can be activated through direct selection by touching the keypad or an external switch. For example, by connecting a Pal Pad external switch (see separate entry) to t
The H-87 iPad VO (VoiceOver) Controller is a large button remote control interface for an Apple iPad tablet, iPhone or iPod Touch designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or who are blind. The VO Controller connects to the touchscreen device through Bluetooth and uses the keyboard shortcuts built into the Apple iOS VoiceOver accessibility feature (see separate entry) to help the user access the content and functions of the host device. The user can control a screen reader to
The iSwitch is a Bluetooth switch which enables switch access to iDevices. iSwitch provides comprehensive scanning switch access to all switch accessible Apps and Switch Control options in iOS7. Bluetooth 2.1 is most compatible with this device. POWER: Bluetooth 2.1. DIMENSIONS: 3 inches diameter. COLOR: Red, yellow, green or blue. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
Imperium MobileLink, model 200ML, is a radio transmission environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. The system communicates through a 2.4 gigahertz radio link, which transmits around corners, through walls, and across significant distances. The system consists of two components, a base unit and a remote unit. The base unit sits atop and plugs into a host environmental control unit, such as the Imperium 200H fro
The Interchangeable Music Puzzle/Switch, model 921, is a puzzle switch, adapted music box, eye hand coordination activity, and spatial orientation activity, designed for use by children and adults with brain injury or cognitive disabilities. This puzzle has removable blocks which allow the user to progressively increase the skill required to complete the task. Start with one shape and any four blank blocks and build up to five distinct shapes. When the task is completed, music plays. If a reward
The Invisible Connection is an infrared remote control switch designed to allow wireless connection between switches and a variety of devices such as a computer, environmental control unit, or battery operated radio. The connector will accommodate two switches and two devices, or may be used with a switch interface, Adaptive Firmware Card, or Ke:nx (see separate entries) to send signals to a computer. The controller consists of a receiver into which multiple devices may be plugged, and a transmi
The Jelly Beamer Twist Switch is a wireless button or touch switch designed to control a wide range of switch-adapted devices and toys for individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This switch has two components: the Jelly Beamer switch that houses a transmitter and the Jelly Beamer receiver that can be plugged into any switch-adapted device, from battery operated toys and electric appliances to a digital camera or computer. Each switch is uniquely p
The Jumbo Shape Fit Switch, model 851 and 851-8, is a puzzle switch and visual motor task switch designed to demonstrate simple shape discrimination for individuals who have physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. The puzzles introduce basic cognitive concepts, improve fine motor skills and develop order and sequencing skills which are important building blocks for logical thinking and organization. They also teach individuals to distinguish colors, shapes, and sizes. When the puzzle piece
Mini Beamer Transmitter & Receiver is designed to provide wireless switch access for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. The Mini Beamer Transmitter & Receiver includes a rechargeable battery, proximity sensor activation surface and an external switch jack. The proximity sensor of the Mini Beamer Transmitter will activate when an individual is within 10-millimeter of the activation surface. It requires the Mini Beamer, Original or SLAT receiver. The Mini Beamer receiver
The Penny & Giles Wireless Switch is a cordless remote control switch designed for use by individuals with sever physical disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity disabilities. This angled, adjustable pressure switch communicates with a receiver without wires or cables. It has 16 available channels to allow it to be used with multiple devices in one room. The receiver can be connected to a battery-operated toy or device, or to a computer switch interface. The switch also comes wi
The Possum Compact is a remote environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This unit's programmable menu functions allow remote control of household electrical appliances and security and access systems. Although most functions are controlled via infrared, a radio transmitter is also provided for emergency functions such as triggering an alarm, pager, or door opener. All programmed functions can be vi
The Possum Freeway, model HC2000B, is a portable environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit provides simple remote control of domestic appliances such as TV, video, stereo, lights, lamps, power sockets, alarms, intercoms, door, window and curtain openers, loud speaking telephones, and pagers. The unit has a large backlit scanning display with the option of icons or text. Functions can be changed by slo
The Radio Controlled Car, model 341, is radio controlled toy police vehicle designed to provide fun multi-sensory stimulation with its range of motion, flashing lights, and 2 siren sounds. The wireless controller will accept any Toys for Special Children capability switch (see separate entries). When the capability switch is pressed, the car spins in place. When the car is pointed in the desired direction, the switch is released to stop the spin. A second press and the switch activates the toy
The Round Peg board, model 852 and 852-8, is a puzzle switch designed enhance visual-motor tasks for individuals who have cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities. The puzzles introduce basic cognitive concepts, improve fine motor skills and develop order and sequencing skills which are important building blocks for logical thinking and organization. The unit consists of a round wooden base with 6 round cutouts, and 6 red, wooden pegs. When all 6 pegs are in place, any device connected to it
The Shape Switch/Music Box (models 900, 910, and 920) are puzzle switches designed to enhance visual-motor tasks for individuals who have cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities. The puzzles introduce basic cognitive concepts, improve fine motor skills and develop order and sequencing skills which are important building blocks for logical thinking and organization. They also teach individuals to distinguish colors, shapes, and sizes. Each can work as a stand-alone device or as an external sw
The SiCare Light II is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This portable unit converts spoken commands into infrared (IR) signals to control devices such as television, telephone, lights, doors, and other IR and X-10 devices. The user can also enter commands though dual- or single-switch scanning. The unit has 15 pre-set command menus including television, bed, satellite, light, and device. Voice feedb
The SimplyWorks Switch 125 is a low profile, large diameter wireless switch that can be used with any of the SimplyWorks receivers to give switch, mouse or keyboard functions. The large diameter of the SimplyWorks Switch 125 measures 4.9 inches in diameter and is designed so that the switch will operate across the whole area, with minimal operating force. POWER: Wireless receiver. DIMENSIONS: 4.9 inches diameter. COLOR: Red, yellow, green or blue. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacture
The Smoothie 125 is a low profile, 125mm diameter switch, meant for more comfortable switching. The Smoothie 125 switches are designed so that the switch will operate across the whole area, with minimal operating force and provide tactile feedback. POWER: Examples: USB/Power cord. COLOR: Red, yellow, green or blue. DIMENSIONS: 4.9 inches diameter. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
The Sound Activated Switch, model 1051, is a voice input control switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This ultra-sensitive switch responds to a whisper or a loud clap. The sound threshold level to which the switch will respond can be set for the user, as can the length of time the switch will stay on after the initial activation. In the latching mode, the first sound will activate a switch closure and the second will d
The SuperRemote Home Automation Kit is a cordless remote control switch system for lights, television, VCR, and other appliances, designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This three-piece home automation kit can control lights and appliances through an X10 remote control. The kit includes one Universal UltimateREMOTE (model UR19A), one Transceiver Module (model TM751), one Lamp Module (model LM465), and an instruction manual.
The Switch and Glow is a neon stretchy noodle switch. The lightest touch on the switch turns on a glowing light while activating any toy or device. POWER: 2 AA batteries. COLOR: Variety. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.
The Switch Radio-Link is a switch interface unit designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This interface allows wireless connection of switches to computers, communication aids, toys, environmental controls, and other devices. The interface enables switches to be operated from anywhere within 12 feet, even through obstacles such as people and furniture. It works with all personal computer (PC) switch software that uses a standard switch interface,
The Switchamajig Controller is a control switch input interface that allows a person to use an Apple iPad to control remotely up to six switch ports on switch-adapted toys or appliances. The user connects the controller to the adapted item(s) using the included cables, and the Controller connects to an Apple iPad running the Switchamajig app (see separate entry) via WiFi. POWER: Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Tecla Access is an alternative computer and cell phone control switch program and a scanning control switch program designed for use by individuals with fine motor or upper extremity disabilities. This application (or app) allows a person to use adapted switches or the driving controls of their powered wheelchair as wireless accessibility switches. Tecla Access is designed to be used with the Tecla Shield (see separate entry), which interfaces with a variety of switch inputs and transmits via Bl
The Tobii S32 Scan is a direct selection or scanning communicator and environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, or severe physical disabilities and autism. The user plays pre-recorded, digitized speech messages through direct selection by touching pictures or symbols in a grid or scene. The S32 Scan also supports linear step scanning, row/column/row scanning and random scanning at eight speeds. The case is made of plastic with rubber edges. The unit
The Tobii S32 Touch is a direct selection communicator and environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with communication, speech, or severe physical disabilities and autism. The user plays pre-recorded, digitized speech messages through direct selection by touching pictures or symbols in a grid or scene. The case is made of plastic with rubber edges. The unit comes with six grids (keyguards) with 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 keys. Up to 192 overlays can be recorded with over 60 hours of
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation of a TV remote for an individual with extreme mobility disabilities can use to change TV channels independently. A universal TV controller is opened and lead wires were carefully soldered to the appropriate contact points for the “channel up”. The wires were then lead to a standard buddy switch (can be a DYI). The controller is mounted on a universal swivel joint so it can be pointed at the TV. The joint is can be place
The Touch Drive is a control switch designed for use by individuals with physical or mobility disabilities and those who use powered wheelchairs. Similar to a mouse pad on a laptop computer, the Touch Drive allows the user to drive the chair with a touch of a finger. The farther the finger touches from the center of the switch the faster the chair goes in that direction. The device is also incorporated with a mode switch. This device is available for P&G electronics.
The Up/Down Switch, model 854, is a puzzle switch designed to encourages depth perception training and enhance visual-motor tasks for individuals who have cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities. The puzzles introduce basic cognitive concepts, improve fine motor skills and develop order and sequencing skills which are important building blocks for logical thinking and organization. The switch consists of a wooden base with 5 round slots, each of different depths, and 5 multi-colored cylindri
The USB-UIRT is a computer input interface designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities. This infrared (IR) receiver and transmitter connect to a computer through a USB port. Together with a software package like Girder (not included), this unit allows the computer to be controlled by any infrard remote control, such as a TV remote, with a reception range of eight meters. The unit can also send infrared signals to control audio/video equipment, such as a DVD play
The Vivo! Controller is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This wheelchair-mountable unit is configurable to control the environment, make telephone calls, answer and unlock the door, or contact caregivers. It has more than 1,000 functions, and can operate as a remote control with infrared or radio control output, or as a wired switch control with one or two switch scanning methods. It has a full colo
The Voice Activated Remote Control, model 5180, is a voice input remote control for television, video recorder, or DVD player designed for use by individuals with mobility, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This voice-activated remote control uses the sound of the user's voice to control TV, VCR, DVD, cable, satellite, and AUX functions. It recognizes up to 50 commands and can perform complex multi-step operations from a single spoken command. POWER: Uses 4
The Voice Activated Switch can operate battery driven devices and toys. The switch can be operated by talking, whistling, blowing, or making any sound into the microphone built-in to the top of the switch casing. After receiving sound input, the switch activates the device to which its one eighth inch cord is attached. The switch comes with an adjustable neck strap. POWER: Rechargeable 9 volt battery and 115 volt charger (both included).
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Switch activated by the child's voice to turn on a tape player, battery toy or light, intended to encourage vocalization; when the child is quiet, the switch is off. Adaptation of a 150 in 1 Electronic Project Kit from Radio Shack, also requiring 5 feet of 2 conductor 22 gauge stranded wire and 1 subminiature size plug. Includes instructions, diagrams, uses and photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics. Soldering. Assembly. AUTHOR: Burkhart, L J TITLE:
The VoiceIR Infrared Environmental Voice Controller is a voice input remote environmental control designed for use by individuals with mobility, neurological, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This unit allows the user to voice control a TV, DVD, stereo, or any device controlled with an infrared remote, with options and accessories to control lights, electric bed, landline telephone, cell phone, thermostat, air-conditioner, space heater, ceiling fan, or power door opener. Th
The WeMo Switch is a remote control switch and an environmental control unit designed for use by people with cognitive or memory disabilities or parents or caregivers of adults or children with developmental or other disabilities that may result in their failing to turn lights or appliances on or off. This switch is designed to be used with the WeMo app (see separate entry) which connects to the WeMo Switch though a WiFi network in the user's home. A home WiFi network is required for operation.
The Wireless Gumball Switch is a wireless touch switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injuries. Intended for users who can access a smaller target area, when the switch is pressed, it transmits a signal to the receiver (included), which activates a connected toy, device, or a computer switch interface system. This switch can be used as far away as 20 feet from the item. POWER: The receiver uses two double-A batteries and the sw
The Wireless Oval Texture Switch, model 727, is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. The surface of this switch is covered with small bumps for tactile feedback. The wireless switch transmits to a receiver to activate a connected toy or device. POWER: Uses 2 double-A batteries and 1 nine-volt battery. DIMENSIONS: 10 x 6 x 3.5 inches.
The Wireless Ultimate Switch, model 2700, is a radio remote control switch designed for use by individuals with severe disabilities. The wobble-style switch requires only 10 grams of force to activate but can withstand gross body motion activation or severe blows. This cordless switch transmits up to 50 feet through the air using radio waves to activate a device connected to the receiver. The unit comes complete with a combination 0.25-inch and 1/8-inch plug, transmitter, receiver, gooseneck, an