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.
Adapted Wireless Appliance Control is designed for individuals with limited upper extremity coordination and strength as a result of cerebral palsy or stroke. It works up to 100 feet indoors or out. Plug the receiver into a grounded outlet. Then, plug an electrical appliance such as a blender into the receiver. You can either press the button on the transmitter directly to activate the device/appliance, or you can connect an ability switch (not included) to the transmitter to complete the opera
APPlicator is a Bluetooth Switch Interface that allows children and adults with neurological and mobility disabilities who require simple switch access within apps and simple access to the media player on an iPad. It can be used with up to 4 switches or with a "tap" of a button go into "Quick-Media Mode" and use the same 4 switches to control your audio library. Users can press the Quick Media Mode button for pre-configured access to: play/pause, skip forward, skip back and Timed Play - 10 sec
The Battery Adapter, model 720, is a switch adapter interface for single switch activation of any battery operated toy, tape recorder, or other device. Continuous pressure on the switch keeps the device running until the switch is released. The adapter can be used with the Switch Latch/Timer (see separate entry) to set action for a specified time period or to use switch hits for on and off. The disk end is inserted into the battery compartment; the other end plugs into any switch with a standard
The Battery Device Adapter is a switch adapter for toys and other battery-operated devices, designed for use by children and adults with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. This switch adapter is an interface control that can be used to adapt any battery operated toy or other device, such as a radio or CD player, for switch operation. The user inserts the adapter between the end of the battery and the contact, turns the device on, and plugs a switch into the mini-jack port. The toy or d
The Battery Interrupter is a battery interface control for toys designed to create switch compatibility for non-adapted toys for individuals with fine motor or physical disabilities. It is a cable that fits between any battery-operated toy or device and a switch, permitting the toy or device to be operated by the switch. It interrupts the power by inserting a disc between on of the batteries and the adjacent anode. There are two models available for battery sizes AA and AAA or C and D batteries.
The Connector adapter CA-1, model 4342, is a switch adapter designed to allow users to plug two single switches into a device with a stereo plug for individuals with physical disabilities.
The Connector Adapter CA-6, model 4354, is a switch adapter designed to allow users to use one multiple switch with five devices that are each operated by a single switch for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities.
The Connector Adapter CA-2, model 4341, is a switch adapter designed to allow users to use a dual switch with two devices that are each operated by a single switch for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities.
The Connector Adapter CA-4, model 4358, is a switch adapter designed to allow users to use a dual switch with one device that is operated by a single switch for individuals with a physical or cognitive disability.
The Crick USB Switch Interface is a computer switch adapter designed to make computers switch-operable for individuals with upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This switch interface works with almost all switch accessible software. It plugs directly into the computer's USB port and connecting switches. It will instantly work with Clicker, Cloze Pro, and All My Words 2 (not included) with no set up required. For other switch accessible software, this adapter comes with USB Keys, a
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Switch adapter to allow operation of a dictaphone with a floor switch by a paraplegic typist. Describes a hand operated push-button switch designed to replace a foot operated rocker switch for a dictaphone machine. The switch includes a push-on push-off button and a single pole double throw momentary push button to control the rewind mode. COMMENTS: For further information contact: The Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, Rehabilitation Engineering Cent
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to permit two switches to be hooked up to a single toy or tape player so that a child has to do two things at once to turn it on. Instructions for building a double switch box using a small plastic jewel or watch box, 2 subminiature size jacks, one subminiature size plug, 4 feet of two conductor, 22 gauge stranded wire and 3 inches of single conductor, 22 gauge wire. Includes diagrams. SKILLS REQUIRED: Soldering. Electronics. AUTHOR: Burkhart, L
The Extension Cord is a control switch accessory designed to allow more distance between the switch and the item being controlled. DIMENSIONS: The cord is 6 feet long.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted electronic book reader for an individual with cerebral palsy. Glenn, an electrical engineer created the "Frankenkindle" for his sister using an Amazon Kindle and a keypad from a children's reader. This e-reader adaptation features controls that are easier for and individuals with cerebral palsy or other types of fine motor and neurological disabilities to use compared to the standard buttons on the Kindle. The device is mou
The H-31 Dual Button Box is a computer switch control interface designed to enable individuals with severe physical, motor control, neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to control a 2-switch adapted device. The user plugs the switch input of the device he or she wishes to control into the back of the Dual Button Box. One button on the Dual Button Box will "step scan" through the device's menu or options. When the user reaches the desired option or action, he or she
The H-46 ScanOver (Scanning VoiceOver Switch Interface) is a computer switch control interface designed to enable individuals with severe physical, motor control, neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to control an Apple iPad with a switch. This unit has a speaker and headphone jack, a front panel showing the status of the Bluetooth module inside, and a rear panel for the scanning options. The user turns VoiceOver on with triple click and starts scanning with either
The H-68 Scan-5 is a computer switch control interface designed to enable individuals with severe physical, motor control, neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to control a TV, Apple iPod, voice recorder, MP3 player, DVD player or switch-adapted toy/device with a switch. This stand-alone device can be used by a person that can operate one or two switches. The user plugs a switch-adapted remote control or device that he or she wishes to control into the Scan-5's 9-pi
The H-69 Select-5 is a control input interface designed to enable individuals with severe physical, fine motor control, neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to control a TV, Apple iPod, voice recorder, DVD player, MP3 player or a switch-adapted toy or appliance. This stand-alone device features 5 large round buttons: Power/play/pause; Advance forward or Channel up; Go backward or Channel down; Volume up; and Volume down. The user connects a device or remote control
The Hitch Computer Switch interface is a switch adapter for computers designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This plug-and-play switch requires no software setup, making it immediately ready to deliver five sets of functions to as many as five switches at a time. Rows of functions are chosen with a single push of a button. This device can be used with switch-accessible software for single switch access or two-switch scanning. T
The Intention Module, model 565, is a control switch interface unit designed for use by persons with uncontrolled movements. When a capability switch is plugged into this module, sustained pressure is required before it activates a device. The module can be preset for a delay of from 1 to 12 seconds before it activates a device. The unit comes with a 0.13-inch plug. POWER: Uses 1 9-volt battery.
The iPad Cordless Switch Interface is a computer switch control interface designed to enable individuals with severe physical, motor control, neurological or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to control an Apple iPad with a switch. This unit has two switch input jacks. When a switch is plugged into one of the unit's jacks, the switch input becomes a tap or touch for any iPad application (app) programmed for switch access. The switch interface connects to the iPad wirelessly usin
iPad Wireless Two Switch is a wireless switch interface that allows the user to interact wirelessly with an iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod Touch. This switch has two large switches, which can be used with children or adults with physical and cognitive disabilities such as cerebral palsy and developmental delays. The iPad Wireless Two Switch can be connected to one or two additional capability switches. The Wireless Two Switch works with any app that has been programmed for switch access. It
JoyBox is a switch input adaptor designed for use by individuals who use switches. This device enables the user to play arcade-style games or operate a mouse with up to eight switches. This USB switch box works with most switch software, including Writing with Symbols, Clicker 4, and The Grid from Sensory Software (see entries). When this plug-and-play device is connected to the USB port on a personal computer (PC), it is recognized by Microsoft Windows as a Game Controller or Joystick without
JoyCable is a switch input interface designed for use by individuals who use switches. This device enables the user to play arcade-style games such as Midtown Madness or Motocross Madness with two switches (for example, a pair of head switches). This USB switch box works with most switch software, including Writing with Symbols, Clicker 4, and The Grid from Sensory Software (see entry). When this plug- and-play device is connected to the USB port on a personal computer (PC), it is recognized by
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Simple to operate switch to modify a battery operated toy so it can be used by a disabled child. Describes a large area push switch as a modification of the on- off switch for a toy. It consists of two pieces of plywood hinged together on one side with a simple contact switch or microswitch between them, and a strip of self-adhesive open cell foam tape keeping the top board from touching the bottom, thus activating the switch, unless it is pressed down
The Male 1/8 to Female 1/4 adapter and the Male 1/4 to Female 1/8 Adapter are switch adapters designed to ensure compatibility between switches and switch-adapted toys and appliance. One end features a plug and the other end is equipped with a jack.
The Mouser 3 Switch Box is a switch adapter for computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. It allows unwanted mouse buttons to be turned off and operated instead from a switch. With this product, mouse-click software can be accessed with a switch. This product has two PS2 mouse sockets allowing the mouse and another device such as a joystick to be used together, with automatic switching between the mouse sockets.
The Multiswitch Module is a switch adapter which allows several switches to be connected to the same switch-operated device (such as a toy) designed to encourage group participation for individuals with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. Which of the switches controls the toy is determined by the setting of toggle switches on top of the module. The module has four jacks for plugging in switches and one output plug for connecting to the toy. The plug can also be connected to a computer
Nine Volt Battery Adaptor Module, model 630 and 630-8, is a device that allows a single switch to be used to control any device powered by a nine-volt transistor battery for individuals with a physical disability. The switch is plugged into a jack on the Adaptor Module. A special plug wired to the Adaptor Module connects between the battery contacts in the device and the battery itself. When the switch is activated the battery connection is completed and the device is turned on. When the switch
The On/Off Module, module 581, is a switch adapter designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. When this module is connected between a switch-adapted device and two switches (not included), the module enables one switch to turn the device on and the second to turn the device off. The module is equipped with a combination 0.25-inch and 1/8-inch plug.
The Oval Texture Switch with Battery Interrupter, model 711-I, is a switch adapter and touch switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. Two battery interrupters (C, D and double-A) are permanently attached to a medium size Oval Texture Switch (see separate entry). The oval-shaped switch is brightly colored and textured. Slip the thin disk into a battery-operated toy or device and it becomes switch adapted. DIMENSIONS: 9 inch diameter.
The PageBot for Kindle 2 is a switch interface for the Amazon Kindle 2 electronic book reader designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, or repetitive strain injury. This switch interface works with all models of Amazon's 2nd Generation Kindle, including both the domestic (U.S.) wireless and international wireless models
The PageBot for Kindle DX is a switch interface for the Amazon Kindle eBook reader, designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, or repetitive strain injury. This switch interface works with all models of Amazon’s Kindle DX, including both of the original white models. It enable individuals who cannot hold the Kindle or pr
The PageBot for Kindle Keyboard is a control switch interface for the Amazon Kindle electronic book reader, designed for use by individuals with neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, or repetitive strain injury. This switch interface works with all models of Amazon’s 3rd Generation Kindle, including the international wireless, WiFi, and Special Offer m
The PC Switch Interface is a control switch interface unit designed to support multiple switches and switch-ready computer programs. The unit allows the user to connect up to five switches and is designed to plug into the computer serial port. Four different configurations are offered; to switch between setups, the user presses a function key. COMPATIBILTY: For use on IBM and compatible computers.
The PigTail Adapter is a switch adapter designed to allow connections between incompatible switch and appliance plugs. The adapters available include 1/8 to 1/4 or 3/32 inches; 1/4 inch to 1/8 or 3/32 inches; and 3/32 inches to 1/8 or 1/4 inches.
The Plate Switch is a pressure switch designed to create computer access for individuals with a physical disability. This general purpose switch requires three ounces of pressure to activate and can be used with a chin or head mount. A "click" sound provides auditory feedback. Rubber feet make the switch ideal for desktop use. The switch comes with a black 69 inch cable and 3.5 millimeter plugs at either end. DIMENSIONS: Switch measures 3-7/8 x 2 x 1-1/8 inches. Jack size is 3.5 millimeters. COL
Plug Adapters are switch adapters that allow different sized plugs and jacks to be compatible. There are three different adapters available: model 1160 converts 1/8-inch female to 1/4-inch male; model 1170 converts 1/4-inch female to 1/8-inch male; and model 1190 converts 3/32-inch female to 1/8- inch male.
The Push On/Push Off Module is a switch adapter designed to take momentary input from a single switch and converts it to latched on/off output for a switch operated device. Activating the switch once will turn the toy or device on. It remains on until the switch is activated again. POWER: Two "D" batteries. DIMENSIONS: 6.3 x 3.8 x 2.2 inches. WEIGHT: 14 ounces.
The Quick Connector "And Module", model 610, is a control switch interface unit designed to connect two switches with a toy or device for individuals with physical disabilities. Both switches must be activated simultaneously for the device to operate. One user may activate both switches, or two users may activate the switches cooperatively. The unit is equipped with a combination 0.25-inch and 1/8-inch plug.
Rhythm Generator, model 590 and 590-8, is a switch adapter designed to control the rate of the rhythm of switches for individuals with physical disabilities. The Rhythm Generator is connected between the switch and the toy. When the switch is activated, the musical toy turns on and off in a regular rhythm. When the switch is released the toy stays off. The speed of the rhythm is adjustable by simply turning a knob.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to evaluate a person's optimal ability to operate a scanning device. A simple adapter unit provides access to many commercially available switches. The user can compare the use a wide selection of switches. The device can scan in three modes: step scan, directed scan, or latching scan. Speed can be adjusted. the evaluation device has five display panels to scan through during each evaluation session. Plexiglass cover can be removed to change ite
The Series Adapter is a double touch switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This switch requires simultaneous activation of both switches to operate any battery-powered device or electrical appliance. The adapter may be used to encourage cooperative interaction between two individuals; reinforce the simultaneous use of two different motor movements (e.g. bilateral hand activity); or to provide adult-controlled reinforcement. DIMENSIONS: 8 inches long. WEIGHT: 1
The Switch Adaptor Box is a switch adapter for computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. When connected to the Penny and Giles Roller Trackball Plus or Joystick Plus (see separate entries), it allows their buttons to be replaced with switches. Connection is made via the switch port on the track ball or joystick. Five jacks on the switch adapter then allow external switches to be used in place of the right/left mouse buttons, drag, double click, an
The Switch It Play Station Adapter is a switch adapter designed for use by individuals with physical or mobility disabilities. This device enables a Play Station to be operated using different types of switched joysticks and button switches.
The Switch Latch, model 4388, is switch adapter designed to take momentary input from a single switch and converts it to latched on/off output for individuals with physical disabilities. Activating the switch once will turn the toy or device on. Activating the switch again shuts the device off. Alternatively, two single switches can be plugged in so that one switch can act as the "on" switch and the other as the "off". The Switch Latch is designed to be used with battery operated devices such as
The Switch Latch/Timer is a switch adapter designed to turn a single switch into an on/off switch or one that turns on a toy or other device for a set period of time. The Switch Latch/Timer works with battery-operated devices such as toys or the Dial Scan (see separate entry). Two switches can be used to operate two differenct devices. In Latch mode, pressing the switch once starts action; pressing it a second time stops the action. In Time mode, action is turned on for a specified amount of tim
The Switch Module is a switch adapter designed to function as a communicator for individuals with communication disabilities. These self-contained modules accept one or more switches for activation and the messages can be recorded as often as needed. Model 1394 provides four, five-second messages and has .25-inch jacks; model 1394-8 has 1/8-inch jacks. Model 1411R offers eight, 2.5-second messages and is equipped with .25-inch jacks; model 1411-8R has 1/8-inch jacks. Model 1411 offers eight, fiv
The SwitchBoard is a switch adapter for computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. This product is a modified keyboard with switch ports to replicate the most commonly used keyboard presses for switches. Switches are plugged into the appropriate ports as needed. There are jacks for enter and space, which are used by most available switch software; 0, 1, 2, and 3, which are used by Don Johnston software; left, up, down, and right, which are used by
The SwitchBox is a switch adapter for computer designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and fine motor disabilities. The switch adapter plugs into the keyboard port on the computer, and the user can then plug up to eight switches into the switch adapter. Its eight switch ports default to the most commonly used key presses for switch software (Space, Enter, up arrow, left arrow, 0, 1, 2, 3). Software is included that allows the user to program the ports to send alternative key presses
The Timer Module, model 600 and 600-8, is a switch adapter designed to set the amount of time a switch-operated device will remain on after the switch is activated for individuals with physical disabilities. The amount of time that the Module activates the device is adjustable from 0 to 30 seconds. Contact manufacturer for information on types of switches and connectors applicable for the Timer Module. POWER: 9-volt battery. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 3 x 1 inches.
Toy Cable allows a battery operated device such as a toy to be turned on using most single switches (switches not included). It is a cable with a small metal plate at one end and a jack for a single switch at the other. The plate is inserted between two batteries in a battery- operated device or toy, or between a battery and a battery contact. When a switch is plugged into the jack, the switch will turn the toy on and off. POWER: D batteries. DIMENSIONS: 6 feet long.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device to allow one switch to turn on two toys with similar voltage requirements. Switch made with a small plastic jewelry or watch box, 1 subminiature size jack, 2 subminiature size plugs and 2 pieces of two conductor 22 gauge stranded wire, 4 feet long. Includes instructions, diagrams, a photograph and possible uses. SKILLS REQUIRED: Soldering. Electronics. AUTHOR: Burkhart, L J TITLE: More Homemade Devices for Severely Handicapped Children With Sugg
The Universal Module, model 615, 616 and 616-8, is a control switch interface unit that increases the flexibility of switch controls by providing alternate actions, intention delays and timed outputs for children with physical disabilities. There are 6 output possibilities that can be modified with or without intention delays: Alternate On/Off; Momentary; and Timed (can be used with one or two switches). With Alternate on/off, the initial switch closure turns on a connected device, the secondary
The USB Switch Interface is a switch adapter for computer designed for use by individuals with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. This switch adapter connects from one to five single switch input devices to a computer. It supports industry standard single switch software applications written for one to five single switches. Switches that have a standard 1/8-inch mini-plug fit directly in the jacks on the interface. Switches with plug sizes other than 1/8 inch can be used with an adapte
The Volume Control Adapter (no. 1480) is a computer auditory output amplification accessory that enables the user to control the volume level of computer auditory output when working in a noisy environment or whenever the monitor sound must be adjusted. COMPATIBILITY: The Volume Control Adapter connects between any Apple computer and any monitor which has an 1/8-inch audio input jack.
The X10 Universal Module, model UM506, is an environmental control switch module designed to switch any low voltage load for individuals with physical disabilities. The module responds to X10 (sold separately) command signals which originate from environmental controls and other remote controls. This module uses isolated contacts to control such low voltage devices as sprinkler systems, drapery controls, garage door openers, and yard lighting. It can be set for momentary or sustained contact clo