Foot-Activated Cause-and-Effect ToyBy Jones, Jacalyn; Hangartner, Thomas; NSF 2007 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 354-355
Publication Date: 2010
Description of a toy with interactive components triggered by wireless foot pedals that activate visual, tactile, and auditory stimuli to teach cause-and-effect relationships. An existing small play tent with various stimuli that were activated via switches was modified so that the activating switches were enclosed in wireless foot pedals. The child lies on the floor within the tent and presses the pedals with his or her feet. Children with limited upper-limb control are able to interact with the device. The total cost of this product was 475 dollars. It was designed by a student at the Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering Department at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2007/Chapter21,WrightStateUniversity.pdf