Description : Ear switch as an assistive communication and control device / gaming switch and HCI
The client is a power wheel chair user who is able to control the chair himself but unable to use his hands to use a mobile ‘phone.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto a BT 4600 DECT Phone to aid grip. It is for those with weaker hands and/or limited mobility, and means that if grip is lost, the phone remains in the hand rather than dropping.
This is a handle which is designed to clip onto an Alcatel 1066 Mobile Phone to aid grip. There is a rigid and collapsible version of the handle available.
A referral for remote control of TV by a client suffering from advanced MS resulted in the development of a cheap Sip and Puff device. It is acknowledged that for intensive use, commercial products are available, but in some cases these are deemed prohibitively expensive. Accessibility software is often built in by manufacturers (certainly in […]
The client spent long periods in bed with her only entertainment being a wall mounted TV stuck on whichever channel the last carer had set it on. On the first appraisal visit it was quickly established that there was no capacity to operate a switch mechanism either by hand or foot, so the idea of […]
Original metal version Later 3D printed version … … and USB memory stick The client’s limited dexterity means that she cannot plug and unplug the charger of her tablet. A bracket was made from two brass rings soldered to a small brass plate and attached to the charging plug with cable ties. The client no […]
The 10 year old client needed a. iPad mount for his wheelchair which which attaches at the right level to avoid neck pain. Commercial devices did not suit.
The client required a stand for his mobile phone so that he could operate it with his tongue. An aluminium cradle was produced and mounted on a wooden block for stability. The aluminium was covered with leather to protect the phone from scratching. The client was very satisfied with the solution.
A wheelchair user with a condition which causes contractions of his joints could not get a mobile phone to either ear, both of which are also very sensitive. He wanted the privacy that hands-free loud-speaker mode would not have given him. A handle with attached phone-holder was made from telescopic aluminium tubing. At the phone-holder […]
A man with tetraplegia needs splints on his fingers to type. The original ones from the hospital had worn out and replacements were not available. Finger splints were fashioned in aluminium with projecting tips covered in soft material. He can now use his computer keyboard. (Manchester)