--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Head operated switch which turns on if head is held upright and off if the head tilts too far forward or back, to encourage a child to keep her/his head in an upright position. Materials include 2 glass mercury switches, 4 feet of 2 conductor, 22 gauge stranded wire, a subminiature size plug, a strip of cardboard, soldering iron, and hot melt glue with applicator gun. Describes and diagrams construction of the switch. The switch may be attatched to the
The Head Switch Kit provides all the materials for making a tilt-activated switch. The switch can be mounted on the head or other body parts, and is activated when tilted.
The Mercury Switch, model 3TSMV, is designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. Mounted on a band, this switch can be worn on the hand, wrist, arm, leg, or head, and the switch is activated by slight body movements.
Mercury Tilt switch is activated by a change in position. This switch comes with a Velcro band for attaching to the wrist, arm, leg, etc. The switch has a 3.5 millimeter plug. DIMENSIONS: 0.38 x 1.25 inches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Mercury switch activates device when it is held upright and turns it off when tilted sideways or down. Can be used to encourage a child to hold head up in order to activate a tape recorder, toy, or light. Switch is contructed of glass mercury switch, small plastic pill bottle with snap lid, earphone with subminiature size plug, 2 small pieces of cardboard, tape, glue, and rosin core solder. SKILLS REQUIRED: Soldering. AUTHOR: Burkhart, L J TITLE: Homem
The Posture Buzzer, model 1140, is a posture switch designed to provide posture training for individuals with physical disabilities. This miniature mercury switch sounds when a body part is tilted beyond pre-set angle. It is the size of quarter and may be worn anywhere on body.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Device encourages a child with cerebral palsy to hold head upright by turning on a television set or radio when the head is in the desired position, and turning it off when the head tilts forward. Control box with an electrical outlet switchable by a mercury contact switch is attached to a child's head so that holding the head upright or tilting it forward turns a radio or television on or off. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: For further information con
The Tilt Switch is a mercury switch designed to activate a toy or device at the slightest mivement for individuals with physical disabilities. When the unit is tilted, the switch is activated. The unit is mounted on a band which can be strapped to the desired part of the body. DIMENSIONS: 0.5 x 1 inches.
The Tilt Switch Kit, model 999, is a squeeze switch kit designed for use by individuals with upper extremity and other physical disabilities. This kit includes a tilt switch, a finger band, a headband, two tilt tubes for grasping skill development, and Velcro for attachment.
The Tip Switch is a mercury switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Designed to be activated by tipping the switch five degrees from the horizontal position, no activation force is required and only a very small range of motion is required. It has a smooth surface to allow easy mounting/positioning on a finger, hand, arm, headband, eyeglasses, etc. The switch provides no tactile or auditory feedback. It comes with a 1/8-inch mono plug and a 5-foot cable. DIMENSI