Remote operating device for digital cameras

Project  / Project number: 785 2008  /  Status:


The challenge

Remote operating device for digital camerasLorna only has slight use of one finger and very restricted head movement. She wanted to be able use a digital camera to take family pictures.

The camera was fitted with a two- stage electrical operating mechanism to provide focusing and exposure, operated with a finger button. The camera and operating mechanism are mounted on gimbals supported on a column from the work table. A soft ball end on an attached lever enables the client to position the camera with her mouth. Her chin is still free to operate her powered chair.

Lorna can now take pictures herself and has another interest in life!