Tobii ATI333 Elm Street
Dedham, Massachusetts 02026
Telephone: 800-793-9227 or 781-461-8200.
Products manufactured by Tobii ATI (listed alphabetically)
CEYE EYE CONTROL MODULE
The CEye Eye Control Module is an eye controlled input system designed for use by individuals with severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity amputation. This unit enables the user to control the mouse by looking at a screen and dwelling (staring at the screen for a certain length of time) to select and blinking to click. Users place themselves in front of the screen for a one-time calibration, after which the system is fully automatic. It operates in nearly all light conditions and for users with glasses or contact lenses. A large track box (the imaginary box within which the user can move his or her head) allows the user to move freely without having to worry about interrupted tracking or diminished functionality. If the user moves outside the track box, the unit resumes tracking the user again as soon as the user reenters the box.
-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a eye-motion control human-machine interface laptop for individuals with disabilities. The Swedish firm Tobii, which specializes in eye control, teamed up with Lenovo to craft 20 prototype Windows 7 laptops with eye control sensors built-in which were presented at CeBIT 2011. One demo the company set up was an Expose-style layout of all open windows, and users were able to target the smallest (Calculator in this case) consistently. The level of precision was verified with a simple game the firms created where the user blows up asteroids before they impact Earth just by looking at them. The smallest rocks were only a few pixels wide, and the users at the show were consistently successfully. Tobii and Lenovo anticipate that they will not be able to bring this concept to market for at least two years, and they need to identify a partner. Tobii says that there's a trade-off between sensor size and accuracy; the prototype has a sizable hump on the back and a roughly inch-wide strip running directly below the display, both of which are impractical for a truly portable machine. The sensor should be below the display, and it could be made quite a bit thinner—no wider than the bezel below a notebook's current display. AUTHOR: Chris Ziegler. TITLE: Tobii and Lenovo show off prototype eye-controlled laptop, we go eyes-on (video). WEBSITE: Engadget. REF: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/01/tobii-and-lenovo-show-off-prototype-eye-controlled-laptop-we-go.
MyTobii P10 is a portable eye-controlled communicator and computer designed for use by individuals with neurological or communication disabilities, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, or spinal cord injury. The screen, eye control device, and computer are integrated into one unit, which mounts to a desk, bed, or wheelchair. The user's eye signature can be calibrated in 10 seconds by sitting in front of the screen and following an on-screen dot. The system can be configured for different skill levels and different user groups, even if the user is wearing eyeglasses or contacts. The eye tracker compensates for large head movement and works under most lighting conditions. POWER: Uses household current, a separate battery pack, or a wheelchair battery. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 14.2 x 4.3 x 14.4 inches, with a 15-inch touch screen. WEIGHT: 11.7 pounds.
The Tobii C12 is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. This tablet-computer based communicator runs Windows Vista Home Premium and has an IntelCore Duo U2500 processor, 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports, and an integrated desk stand. Other features include 4 integrated speakers, 2 integrated microphones, a 1 GB SD card and a built-in camera with 640 x 480 pixels. The unit can be controlled in many ways including the built-in touch screen, keyboard, mouse, headmouse, switches, or the optional eye control unit, the Tobii CEye (see separate entry). The Tobii C12 comes pre-installed with Tobii Communicator (see separate entry) Standard edition, which allows users to communicate using text or the more than 15,000 included SymbolStix symbols. OPTIONS: WLAN Internet access, Bluetooth to connect to other devices, GSM cell phone access and mounting systems to be used on wheelchairs, walkers or bed frames. Other accessories include carrying case, shoulder trap, stylus pen, headset, external speakers, USB memory stick, USB CD/DVD player and TP cable. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery for approximately 5 hours. Battery charger is optional. DIMENSIONS (WxHxD): 12.3 x 10.4 x 1.8 inches. The display is 12.1 inches. WEIGHT: 6.5 pounds.
The Tobii C8 is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. This tablet-computer-based communicator uses Windows Vista Home Premium and features touch screen access, an IntelCore Duo U2500 processor, 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, two USB 2.0 ports, and an integrated desk stand. Other features include 2 integrated speakers, 2 integrated microphones, a 1 GB SD card and a built-in camera with 640 x 480 pixels. Users can communicate via text or symbols to generate synthesized or digitized speech for face-to-face interaction or through email, text messages or chat. The device offers word processing, and MP3 video capability, and supports other Windows-based software. The Tobii C8 includes Tobii Communicator (see separate entry) Standard edition package, which allows for communication via text or with over 15,000 SymbolStix icons. Multiple user profiles can be set up on a single device to use in the classroom and for those wanting separate user settings depending on the time of day. OPTIONS: WLAN Internet access, Bluetooth to connect to other devices, GSM cell phone access and mounting systems for use on wheelchairs. Other accessories include a monitor arm, carrying case, shoulder trap, stylus pen, headset, external speakers, USB memory stick, USB CD/DVD player and TP cable. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery with 6-hour capacity. High capacity batteries and a battery charger are optional. DIMENSIONS (WxHxD): 9.4 x 7.9 x 1.5 inches. The display is 8.4 inches. WEIGHT: 4 pounds. WARRANTY: Two-year manufacturer's warranty.
Tobii Communicator is a communicator program that is designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities who communicate using a computer. Communicator facilitates communication through either text or symbols. For users that communicate with text, there is an onscreen keyboard that can be shifted between QWERTY, ABC or scan-optimized layouts, and communication is further supported by built-in grammar functions, dictionaries and word and phrase prediction tools. User can add words to the dictionary as needed. For user that cannot read or write, Communicator offers symbol pages with over 15,000 communication SymbolStix symbols. The software supports direct input via touch screen, mouse click, mouse dwell, joystick, head mouse and eyegaze controllers. Communicator also features a speech synthesis engine that can read the text or symbols produced by the user. The software also can be used to build communication pages and on-screen keyboards for different needs and abilities, and it has tools for editing and developing customized pages and editing text, pictures and sound. . Text files can be loaded and saved and user settings can be imported to and exported from another computer or dedicated speech generating device. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows XP or higher; 1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM) recommended; up to 200 megabytes (MB) free disk space; and a display size of at least 800 x 600 pixels. Synthesized speech requires up to an additional 750 MB of disk space. OPTIONS: The Tobii Communicator is available in two editions: Standard and Premium. The Standard edition comes with a media player, picture album, webcam support, calculator, built-in games and access to the Windows desktop and applications. The Premium edition includes all of the Standard edition’s capabilities and adds e-mail, text messaging (SMS), online chat, calendars, telephone caling using Communicator’s synthetic voice and compatibility with infrared controllers, including environmental controls.
TOBII S32 SCAN
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 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 total recording time. The unit comes with a built-in microphone and speaker, a headphone jack with separate adjustable volume, adjustable carrying strap, carrying case, USB cable, Tobii SymbolMate software (see separate entry) and a User's Guide. Messages can be recorded directly through the microphone or a headset or added from a computer with the Tobii SymbolMate software (see separate entry) using a USB connection. The Tobii S32 Scan is equipped with two 3.5 mm toy interface ports and two 3.5 mm switch ports as well as a TiirDA Enhanced infrared (IR) circuit so that it can be used as an environmental control unit (ECU) to control lights, small appliances, adapted toys, televisions, and other electronic devices. POWER: Uses 4 AA batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 9.9 x 1.2 x 12.2 inches. WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds.
TOBII S32 TOUCH
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 total recording time. The unit comes with a built-in microphone and speaker, adjustable carrying strap, carrying case, USB cable, Tobii SymbolMate software (see separate entry) and a User's Guide. Messages can be recorded directly through the microphone or added from a computer with the Tobii SymbolMate software (included) using a USB connection. The Tobii S32 Touch is equipped with a TiirDA Enhanced infrared (IR) circuit so that it can be used as an environmental control unit (ECU) to control lights, small appliances, adapted toys, televisions, and other electronic devices. POWER: Uses 4 AA batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 9.9 x 1.2 x 12.2 inches. WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds. WARRANTY: One year all-inclusive warranty.
TOBII SONO KEY
The Tobii Sono Key is an on screen keyboard program designed for use by individuals with speech or communication disabilities. Specifically, it is designed for literate users as an add-on for the Tobii Communicator software. On-screen keyboard layouts are changeable among ABC, QWERTY and keyboard layouts optimized for eye control, and the keyboard also features oversized buttons. Sono Key supports various input methods, including direct selection by click or touch, selection with adjusted dwell time, scanning and eye control. It also features a text-to-speech capability and allows users to create save sentences and phrases for quick retrieval when writing. The software also can be used to control some basic computer functions such as storing and printing documents and enlarging or reducing the size of applications on the screen. Sono Key can be used to interface with environmental control feature works. Other features include calendar, calculator, e-mail with the support of synthetic speech, instant messaging, mobile phone functionality with SMS messages, media players, and photo libraries. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Tobii Communicator (see separate entry) Version 4.3 or higher. The Premium version of Communicator is required to access Sono Key’s e-mail-related features.
TOBII SONO LEXIS
The Tobii Sono Lexis is a symbolic communicator program designed for use by individuals with speech and communication disabilities. It is intended to be used as an add-on for the Tobii Communicator software package and is designed for users without literacy skills to build their own sentences word by word. Sono Lexis is based on visual recognition of symbols that represent words, phrases and categories. The system combines motor memory learning by navigation architecture with the Fitzgerald Key, a one-symbol-per-concept layout. The system contains a core vocabulary of flexible and generic words that make up a large portion of spoken language. The different groups of words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, short words, articles, question words) are arranged systematically. Each group of words appears in a different color. Sono Lexis’s navigation functions offer a variety of feedback features, maximum structure consistency, and a step-by-step complexity gauge. The system features individualized page sets, grammar functions like changing verb tenses, three different grid sizes, visualization functions and an on-screen keyboard. Other features include support for communicating by cell phone, text message (SMS), instant messaging, and email. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Tobii Communicator (see separate entry) Version 4.3 or higher. The Premium version of Communicator is required to access Sono Key’s e-mail-related features.
TOBII SONO SCRIBE
The Tobii Sono Scribe is a word prediction program designed for use by individuals with speech and communication disabilities. Specifically, it is designed for literate users as an add-on for the Tobii Communicator software. The system enhances typing speeds through word and phrase prediction using a library of over 1,300 of the most frequently used words and phrases in English, 18,000 topical/grammatical word predictions, and standard dictionaries of 5,000 to 50,000 words. Users can adapt the word prediction function to their own writing. The prediction tool categorizes and sorts the frequency of selected items. Vocabulary is alphabetized and color-coded. The system provides access to verb tenses, common word endings and allows users to add family and friends' names, favorite places and personal phrases. Available input methods include on-screen keyboard and eye gaze. Keyboard is changeable among QWERTY, Alphabetical and Frequency of Use formats. The on-screen keyboard can be used to access other application outside of Communicator. Sono Scribe allows use of all functions simultaneously. Other features include instant messaging, Internet and e-mail. The e-mail feature includes the ability to compose messages using the communication pages or a keyboard and to read e-mail messages back to the user. Household appliances and lighting can be controlled using the environmental control function. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Tobii Communicator (see separate entry) Version 4.3 or higher. The Premium version of Communicator is required to access Sono Scribe’s e-mail-related features.
Tobii SymbolMate is a symbolic language picture creation program designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities and autism. This software has a large set of pre-designed templates for the creation of communication pages and boards for static augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) static devices. The templates include pages for a wide range of communication devices (not limited to Tobii), calendars, activities, schedules and storyboards. Additional templates are available and can be downloaded for free from the Tobii website. Along with supporting communication needs, SymbolMate can also be used for building visual schedules and social skills for children with autism. It also supports literacy development by allowing the educator to create books and symbol-based literacy activities for emergent readers. It is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. SymbolMate includes more than 15,000 SymbolStix symbols developed for communication, current news pictures available for download, tools for inserting text and symbols, a built-in symbol editor for modifying symbols as needed. It is compatible with Widgets, Bliss, Pictogram and PCS symbols. Communication boards created with SymbolMate can be used in Tobii Communicator (see separate entry).
Products distributed by Tobii ATI (listed alphabetically)
BIG BUDDY BUTTON (MODELS 56500, 56520, 56540, 56200, 56100, & 56600)
Big Buddy Buttons are touch switches designed to enable individuals with severe physical, motor control, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury to control switch-adapted devices. Devices connected to the switches can be activated by pressing anywhere on the large top surface. Activation can be accomplished by exerting 5.3 ounces of force on the switch edges or 10.7 ounces of force at the center. A non-slip rubber base is included with each button. COLOR: Raving red (model 56100), yellow (model 56500), hands on yellow with black handprint (model 56540), granny green (model 56200), Pacific blue (model 56600), and Happy-Go-Lucky yellow with a smiling face (model 56520).
The Blue Flash is a carrying aid for communicators designed for use by individuals with communication and mobility disabilities. Pushed like a walker or a stroller, this mobile carrier accommodates communicators and portable computers and features a platform with a trap-in system for securing the device, two front caster-style wheels and two large rear wheels, and a push handle. The height-adjustable carrier collapses for storage and includes a detachable basket under the device platform.
BUDDY BUTTON SWITCHES
Buddy Buttons are touch switches designed designed to provide computer accessibility or to activate toys and appliances for children who have physical and/or visual disabilities. These single switches are activated by pressing anywhere on the top surface: the force to activate around the edges, 3.5 ounces, almost half the force required in the center, 7.5 ounces. Two threaded inserts on the bottom of the switch to allow for secure mounting on the TASH Mighty Mount (see separate entry) or other mounts. These switches also provide tactile and auditory feedback and can be plugged into any switch interface and used with any switch adaptable program. COLORS: Red, green, purple, black, pink, yellow and blue. They are also available with various designs such as plaid, polka dots, bullseyes, and happy face.
CIRCLETIME TALES DELUXE
Circletime Tales Deluxe is a language tutorial program on CD-ROM with accompanying learning materials designed to promote social interaction during group activities through three nursery rhymes for pre-school children. This animated computer program features pictures and text at the bottom of the screen. The text can be optionally highlighted word-by-word or phrase-by-phrase. The nursery rhymes include Eensy Weensy Spider, Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Five Little Ducks. English- and Spanish-speaking versions are available. This program is ideal for individuals with a physical disability because it is touch screen accessible. COMPATIBILITY: Macintosh LC II or higher with System 7 and works with Macintosh Switch Interface and switch, TouchWindow, Ke:nx and desired device. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 256 bit color monitor; a CD-ROM drive with 300 speed and 4 megabytes of RAM on the hard drive. OPTIONS: This program is also available on 1.4MB floppy disk for $59.00 (English language version only, see separate entry for Circletime Tales).
Co:Writer 4000 is a word prediction program designed for use by children and teens with learning or upper extremity disabilities. This voice output program utilizes FlexSpell and the Total Vocabulary System (TVS) to provide users with the tools required for writing. FlexSpell enables students to work at their developmental spelling level by permitting them to begin words phonetically or by cueing initial letter combinations; both approaches provide lists from which the correct word can be selected. Predicted words are read aloud to aid in word recognition. The program automatically capitalizes the firs word of a sentence and spaces after words. The X:PND feature provides abbreviation expansion, enabling entire phrases or sentences to be written using a single keystroke. The Total Vocabulary System a selection of main dictionaries to provide the right option for user needs, as well as personal dictionaries, topic-specific dictionaries, and a topic dictionary toolkit. Background and text colors can be customized to meet user needs. COMPATIBILITY: For use on PowerMac or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The PowerMac version requires Macintosh Operating System 7.6.1 or higher, a minimum of 15 megabytes (MB) RAM, a minimum of five MB hard drive space, and a CD-ROM drive. The IBM compatible version requires Windows 95, a Pentium/150 processor or better, a minimum of 16 MB RAM, a minimum of 8 MB hard drive space, a Sound Blaster or compatible sound card, and a CD-ROM drive.
DAESSY FOLDING MOUNT
The Daessy Folding Mount is a wheelchair mounting system for communication devices. The unit provides a solid, stable platform that can be adjusted to meet the positioning needs of each individual. The communication device and platform can be rotated down and out of the way beside the wheelchair to permit close-in positioning to a desk or table. Models are available for 7/8-inch tubing, .75-inch tubing, and 1-inch tubing, all in a choice of 6- and 12-inch offset.
The Discover:Switch is a single-switch keyboard modification and on-screen keyboard program designed to enable children with physical disabilities to access popular educational software. The voice-output switch enables students to use educational software, send e-mail, and operate multimedia programs. The switch includes all necessary software to enable it to display and speak a standard keyboard layout or to display and speak words, phrases, or sentences displayed in a keyboard-style matrix. With built-in scanning capability, the user presses the switch to display the scanning keyboard capability on screen. When the desired key is highlighted, the user presses the switch again to select it. The system includes the large-surface switch with on/off control, two jacks to connect the user's personal switches, and a permanently attached cable for ease of connection; 40 ready-to-use scanning keyboards; Easy Numbers for math; Easy Mouse for internet access; and Discover:Create software for customizing keyboards, voices, and set-up. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Macintosh computers require an ABD port or iMate adapter, System 7.5.3 or later, a 68030 processor or better, six megabytes (MB) of hard disk space, eight MB RAM, and CD-ROM drive. IBM and compatible computers require a Pentium or better processor, Windows 95 or higher, a minimum of 16 MB RAM, a minimum of 35 MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, and a Sound Blaster or compatible sound card. DIMENSIONS: The switch surface is five inches in diameter.
IntelliKeys is a modified and expanded keyboard for children and adults with visual, physical or cognitive disabilities. The standard system includes one cable and six plastic user overlays, (arrows, numbers, alphabet, basic writing, QWERTY, and one setup overlay used to adjust IntelliKeys for specials needs such as keyboard response and repeat rate). The overlays enable users to access standard learning software and are easy to see, touch and understand. They can be used at home or work and rotated among different computers with the custom information still intact. ItelliKeys features two switch jacks with 11 pre-defined settings. The system is also available with three cables ($435) or without cables ($395.00). COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh computers (except Mac 512K and Mac Plus), IBM and compatible computers, and Apple IIgs and Apple IIe. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: An IntelliKeys IIe Card ($129.95) is required for use with Apple IIe computers. IntelliKeys is compatible with most other systems with a standard keyboard port. OPTIONS: Keyguards for each of the standard overlays (sold individually or as a set), Instant Access Overlays for Edmark software programs such as Bailey's Book House, Millie's MAth House, Sammy's Science House and Thinkin' Things Collection 1 (see separate entries), Intellikeys Custom Overlays for Marblesoft programs such as the Early Learning series, and additional cables. DIMENSIONS: Key cells measure 0.324 inches tall by 0.5 inches wide. Overlays measure 8.5 inches tall by 13 inches wide. WEIGHT: Keyboard weighs two pounds. WARRANTY: Intellikeys is warranted for one year against defects in materials and workmanship.
JOYSTICK LIGHT WITH FINGERPLATE
The Joystick Light with fingerplate is a joystick designed to provide computer cursor control for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This device features separate buttons for mouse clicks and drag, and the cursor remains in position when the joystick is released. A light flashes when the drag button is active. This device also has a removablefingerplate that isolates each button and the joystick for better control. COMPATIBILITY: Models are available for use on Macintosh computers and IBM and compatible computers with PS/2 or USB ports. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The IBM and compatible models require Windows. DIMENSIONS: The joystick is three inches high.
The Joystick Plus is a joystick designed to provide computer cursor control for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This device features separate buttons for click, double click, horizontal/vertical only, drag, and speed. Five cursor speed settings are accessed simply by touching the speed button. The cursor remains in position when the joystick is released and a red light indicates when the drag button is active. This device also has a fingerplate that isolates each button and the joystick for better control. COMPATIBILITY: Models are available for use on Macintosh computers and IBM and compatible computers with PS/2 or serial ports.
LIGHTWRITER (MODEL SL40)
The Lightwriter SL40 is a keyboard communicator designed for use by individuals with speech or communication disabilities. This text-to-speech device converts text to speech using the Acapela HQ module, sends and receives text messages (SMS) using Siemens GSM messaging module, and stores notes and contacts. Output can either be voice or text display on a screen that faces away from the user. The text display allows listeners to read messages from the user in noisy environments and when silence is important. The Lightwriter SL40 has a word prediction function that also acquires new words based on the user's own vocabulary. A built-in infrared control can be used to remotely control appliances, toys and home control systems. The keyboard is equipped with three changeable key guards of different depths to increase ease of use and typing accuracy. The layout is changeable between QWERTY and ABC formats. Other features include scratch resistant screen cover and an impact resistant case. POWER: Uses a rechargeable nickel metal hybrid battery. A charger is included. OPTIONS: Car charger; mounting plate kit; hand, neck and waist straps. DIMENSIONS (WxHxD): 9.4 x 5.5 x 2.2 inches. WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds. COLOR: Black or white. WARRANTY: Three-year, all-inclusive warranty.
MINI JOYSTICK WITH PAD SWITCH (MODEL 50120)
The Mini Joystick with Pad Switch, model 50120, is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This switch is a four-position gated joystick designed for individuals who can maneuver a joystick, but need a larger switch. The multiple switch is five switches in one; the joystick has four positions, and the fifth switch is activated by pressing the raised pad beside it. This switch can be used to control any device that requires five single switches, or it can be adapted to control up to five devices operated with a single switch. It requries an activating force of 7 ounces and offers tactile and auditory feedback. OPTIONS: An adapter that enables five single-switch devices to be operated by one multiple switch. DIMENSIONS: 11 x 7 x 4.75 inches. WEIGHT: 8 ounces. COLOR: The pad beside the joystick is brown.
MINI JOYSTICK WITH PUSH SWITCH (MODEL 50200)
The Mini Joystick with Push Switch, model 5020, is a multiple switch designed to control any device that requires five single switches for operation by individuals who have severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. It can also be adapted to form five single or mono switch plugs for controlling any five devices operated by single switches (additional hardware needed). Four switches are activated by moving the hoystick in four directions; the fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips are included: one is flexible rubber and can be cut to desired size and the other is hard plastic. The joystick requires 4.5 ounces of activating force with 0.5 inches of travel. The push requires 7.1 ounces of force and 0.1 inch of travel for activation. Tactile and auditory feedback are provided. DIMENSIONS: 4.5 inches long x 1.25 inches diameter. WEIGHT: 6 ounces.
Overlay Maker is a keytop overlay creator designed for use with IntelliKeys (see separate entry). Available for Macintosh ($69.95) or Windows ($99.95), this software program enables users to create their own customized overlay keyboard by drawing the overlay on the screen and designing key size, location, colors and pictures. Keys can be created in any shape or location with letters, phrases, pictures, mouse movements, mouse clicks, or special IntelliTool settings. Once the overlay is completed, it is printed using any color or black-and-white printer with legal-sized paper and attached to the keyboard. The overlay information is sent from the program through the cable to the IntelliKeys Keyboard, which reconfigures itself to match the custom overlay. Overlays can be saved for repeated use and they can be saved as templates, allowing them to be opened, edited, renames, and saved as a new overlay. The Overlay Maker includes the IntelliTools Picture Library of over 300 images, and it also accepts images from clip art programs, digitized photos, Boardmaker (see separate entry), or any drawing program. The Windows version of the software also offers an easy mode with pre-designed templates, key sizing without grid restrictions, the ability to place graphics anywhere on the printed overlay, and the capacity to make global changes to keys or text. COMPATIBILITY: Versions are available for use with Macintosh or IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Requires the IntelliKey keyboard. The Macintosh version requires System 6.0.7 or higher, 1.5 megabytes (MB) of hard drive space, and a minimum of 2 MB RAM. The Windows version requires a 386 SX processor or better (486 recommended), a VGA monitor (SVGA recommended), and Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Windows 3.1 requires 16 MB of hard drive space and 4 MB RAM; Windows95 requires 12 MB hard drive space and 8 MB RAM. WARRANTY: 60-day money-back guarantee on the purchase of any item, if returned in resalable condition and accompanied with a Return Merchandise Authorization number. Individual products have specific warranties.
PENTA SWITCH (MODEL 50240)
The Penta Switch is a multiple buttonswitch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Intended to control any device that requires five single switches for operation, the switch unit is basically a flattened joystick. The five switches are small button switches fitted in a disk-shaped housing; consequently, a small range of motion, a light touch, and good targeting ability are required for operation. The switches require 4.5 ounces of force and 0.03 inches of travel for activation. Tactile and auditory feedback are provided. OPTIONS: An adapter which enables this switch to operate five separate devices requiring single switches is available. DIMENSIONS: Buttons are 0.3 inches in diameter. Entire casing measures 0.5 inches by 2 inches diameter. WEIGHT: 5 ounces.
PROFILER MOUNTING SYSTEM
The Profiler Mounting System is a wheelchair mounting kit for communicators. This system mounts to wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, strollers, or tables. Lightweight and adjustable, the unit is available for mounting on square or round tubing (specify choice) and can be moved to the side with the lift of a single lever when not in use. This system accommodates most communicators and notebook computers. The unit supports up to 15 pounds. OPTIONS: A variety of mounting plates and release options are available.
PROFILER-LITE MOUNTING SYSTEM
The Profiler-Lite Mounting System is a wheelchair mounting kit for communicators or switch mounting hardware. This system mounts to wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, strollers, or tables with square, oblong, or round tubing. This system accommodates lightweight communicators and most switches and supports up to five pounds, including pressure on the device. The unit can be mounted on the right or the left side and the universal base mount can be adjusted 360 degrees from front to back and 180 degrees away from the base. A telescoping tube permits height adjustments. Once set, the unit remains stable in position. OPTIONS: Quick release and custom head plates. SIZES: Short or long. DIMENSIONS: The short model adjusts from 9 to 16 inches and the long model adjusts from 16 to 21 inches.
SENSOR SWITCH (MODEL 722)
The Sensor Switch, model 722, is a motion detection switch designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injuries, severe physical disabilities,or upper extremity disabilities. Activated by controlled small muscle movement, the switch consists of a control box with two sensor pads connected to it. The sensors can be placed on the forehead, under fingers, on work surfaces, on a headrest, or wherever the user can best control them. The sensitivity of the switches can be adjusted to increase or decrease the amount of muscle movement needed to activate the switch, and each switch sensor has its own controls. Auditory (tone) and visual (red light) feedback are provided. An adjustable switch delay eliminates unwanted activations. Each switch operates in three modes: Time, Momentary, and Latch. The Latch mode is preferred when operating a device that needs to remain on until another switch activation is turns it off. Time mode is ideal for devices such as the Charm Alarm (see separate entry). The timer is adjustable from two to 40 seconds. Momentary mode is used for computer or communication device operation. Two sensors and a headband are included. POWER: 9-volt battery. OPTIONS: Replacement sensors are available. DIMENSIONS: Control box is 2.6 x 4.4 inches; sensors are each 1-inch in diameter. WEIGHT: The control box weighs 1 pound.
SPEAKING DYNAMICALLY & SPEAKING DYNAMICALLY PRO
Speaking Dynamically and Speaking Dynamically Pro are symbolic communicator, direct selection communicator, and scanning symbol communicator programs designed for making customized, multi-level, picture or word communication boards with speech output. These programs may be used as tools for teaching cause and effect, switches, scanning, symbol training, phrase and sentence structure, spelling, word prediction, or reading activities. As assessment tools, these programs can evaluate augmentative communication needs, the best mode of access for an individual, the best method of training and practice, and the device requirements most beneficial for the individual user. The user designs the activities and decides what actions will occur when a picture is selected. Selecting a picture can activate speech, change screens, or both activate speech and change screens. The final result is a dynamic changing display of multiple screens. A picture may be selected using many different access methods. Using the Speaking Dynamically programs in conjunction with the Mayer-Johnson BoardMaker program (see separate entry) provides access to the more than 3,000 Picture Communication Symbols in the PCS Books I, II, and III. In addition to the features listed below, Speaking Dynamically Pro offers improved graphics handling, word processing, and word prediction; pop-up boards; verb tensing; access improvements; environmental control unit control; and new button actions. FEATURES: Choice of using text to speech or recorded speech; color for symbols, text, or photographs; sentence building buttons, allowing the user to change screens while stringing pictures or text together to make phrases; auditory scanning; multiple scanning modes including normal, step, inverse, group/item, or row/column; variable scanning speed and changeable number of repetitions; adjustable fonts and sizes in both preview and typing displays; and the ability to bring in pictures from the clipboard to customize symbols or scan in photos. This program allows the Macintosh computer to provide facilitated communication with printed and speech output. MULTIPLE ACCESS: Selections may be made using the mouse, joystick, touchscreen, keyboard, alternate keyboard, single switch, or multiple switches. OPTIONS: Optional equipment or software includes Boardmaker (see separate entry) since Speaking Dynamically does not include pictures; and a touchscreen for the Macintosh; MultiVoice. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh computers. Compatible speech synthesizer equipment includes DECTalk, Multivoice, Portable Too, Real Voice, Infovox, or MacinTalk (included with the program). SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Speaking Dynamically requires a 68020 processor or better, System 7.1 or higher, an a minimum of 4 megabytes RAM (8 MB recommended.) Speaking Dynamically Pro requires an LC or better with System 7.1 and 8 MB RAM or System 7.5 and 12 MB RAM. A switch interface is required if single or multiple switches are to be used.
STAR SWITCH (MODEL 50260)
The Star Switch, model 50260, is a touch switch designed for use byindividuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This switch can be used with any device that requires five single switches for operation, or it can be adapted to form five single or mono switch plugs for controlling any five devices operated by a single switch (additional hardware is required). The Star switch contains five mechanical switches arranged in the shape of a plus sign. Five colored stickers are provided to distinguish between the switches. The keys are slightly recessed and tactile and auditory feedback are provided. Activation requires 5.2 ounces of force and 0.03 inches of travel. DIMENSIONS: The unit is 9 x 9 x 0.5 inches. Each switch is 2.25 inches in diameter.
The Trackball Plus is a track ball designed to provide computer cursor control for individuals with fine motor and other upper extremity disabilities. This device features separate buttons for click, double click, horizontal/vertical only, drag, and speed. Five cursor speed settings are accessed simply by touching the speed button. The cursor remains in position when the ball is released and a red light indicates when the drag button is active. This device also has a removable fingerplate that isolates each button and the ball for better control. COMPATIBILITY: Models are available for use on Macintosh computers and IBM and compatible computers with PS/2 or serial ports. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The IBM and compatible model requires windows.
Tracker 2000 is a hands free mouse designed for use by individuals with quadriplegia or upper extremity disabilities. The device provides complete computer control by tracking the movement of a tiny reusable dot worn on the user's glasses or forehead. This wireless mouse is compatible with both desktop and laptop computers and features adjustable speed and sensitivity settings to accommodate the user's head movement capability. The camera offers a 50-degree field of view and can be mounted vertically or horizontally. The swivel camera ball aids in accurate pointing. Tracker 2000 offers two modes of tracking: regular mouse mode is designed for those with adequate head control and joystick mode is designed for those with poor head control. Mouse clicks can be performed through any ability switch, wirelessly using WISP (see entry), using voice recognition software, or dwell selection software. Scrolling is accomplished simply by moving the head and a mouse pass-through feature enables the standard mouse to be used while the Tracker 2000 is connected. LED lights on the front of the unit indicate when the unit sees a dot, when the edge of the field of view is reached, and movement direction in joystick mode. This device plugs into the mouse port and requires no special software. COMPATIBILITY: For use on Macintosh and IBM and compatible computers. Tracker is Microsoft Serial Mouse, PS/2, and Macintosh ADB compatible. OPTIONS: 100 replacement dots, replacement AC power supply, replacement mounting clip, and a portable battery pack.
Write: Outloud is a voice output word processor program designed to speak letters, words, sentences and paragraphs in order to enhance user writing quality for children with low vision or severe physical or cognitive disabilities. This program reads each word as it is typed for consistent auditory feedback, and it can also reads any electronic text, enabling students tp research and present reports. Included imported graphics can also be used to prompt and support writing with the "get picture button," and on-screen tools enable the user to work without using menus. On-screen highlighting as the text is read enables the student to connect the spoken words with the written words. As the program speaks letters, words, and sentences, students can self-correct their own work. The built-in talking Franklin Dictionary and Homonym Checker recognizes phonetic spelling of irregular words and homonyms ansd easily confused words. Concise definitioons of the homonyms or confused words are provided to enable the user to select the correct word. The program also offers basic formating capabilities such as centering, indenting, and left or right text alignment. COMPATIBILITY: CD-ROM with versions for use on Macintosh and IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The Macintosh version requires Macintosh Operating System 7.5.3 or higher, a 68030 or better processor, a minimum of 16 megabytes (MB) RAM, a minimum of 20 MB hard drive space, and a CD-ROM drive. The IBM compatible version requires Windows 95, a Pentium/100 processor or better, a minimum of 16 MB RAM, a minimum of 20 MB hard drive space, a Sound Blaster or compatible sound card, and a CD-ROM drive.