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The Talking LabQuest is a voice output module for scientific data sensors designed to allow people who are blind or low vision to use scientific instruments in a laboratory setting to collect data while conducting experiments. The Talking LabQuest is a handheld device that is compatible with over 70 electronic sensors (not included) that take physical, biological, and chemical measurements. The Talking LabQuest is intended to allow students who are blind or have low vision to participate in laboratory and field experiments in a science class. It displays the data readings on a small display on the device and uses text-to-speech software to translate these readings into speech. The Talking LabQuest also stores readings in an accessible data table for review and analysis. This device can be navigates using buttons that move the user through spoken members. The display is also a touchscreen allowing sighted users to use the same menus with an included stylus. A single button under the display starts and stops data collection. The Talking LabQuest has 4 numbered sensor inputs. It also has USB Standard A and USB mini-AB ports for transfer of data to a computer as well as an SD card slot for data storage. The exterior is splash-resistant and has rubber molding for shock absorption. This device includes an audible and viewable interactive periodic table with multiple descriptors for each element, and it supports multiple languages, including English, German, French and Spanish. POWER: Rechargeable, high-capacity battery. An AC external power adapter is included. DIMENSIONS (LxWxD): 16.5 x 10 x 4 centimeters (cm). Display measures 7 x 5.3 cm. WEIGHT: 350 grams.
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