The Arrow Microcomputer Control (MCC) MK II is a motor and accessory control system designed for Invacare Arrow and Arrow XT series wheelchairs. The standard system includes a joystick with indoor/outdoor, high/low, on/off, and horn toggle switches; and battery level display, mode and level indicators. Other features include a standby mode; emergency stop switch input; and proportional head control compatibility. Adjustable performance features include indoor/outdoor performance, maximum speeds,
The ASL Adjustable Proximity Sensor with mono port, model ASL208_M, is a sensor switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, neurological disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This "no touch" proximity switch has an adjustable "void space" range, which allows the switch to function when mounted under a surface up to a half-inch thick, thus allowing the proximity field to begin above the voided area (for example, the surface of a tray). This switch works with
The ASL Fiber Optic Sensor with Mono Port, model ASL202_M, is a sensor switch designed for use by individuals with mobility, communication, or severe physical disabilities. This single function switch has an adjustable activation range from touch to 2.5 inches, with a round target area. This fiber optic switch can be programmed for either normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC) operation. In the NO mode, switch activation occurs when an object is detected in the adjusted range. In the NC mode
The ASL Proximity Sensor with Mono Port, model ASL204-M, is a sensor switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This "no touch" switch can be used with ASL proportional driver controls with power wheelchairs or for non driving purposes such as computer control. This single function switch has an activation range of touch to half inch. Activation occurs when it senses a hand or another part of the body in the activation area. This switch is intended to be used throu
PROTOTYPEPURPOSE: To develop a hands-free wheelchair steering system through brain wave activity for persons with limited mobility. Toyota, in collaboration with other researchers in Japan, has developed one of the fastest systems for analyzing brain waves. This new technology requires only 125 milliseconds (125 thousandths of a second) to read brain waves. An individual uses the prototype system by placing a cap on his or her head that reads brain signals through an electroencephalograph (EEG)
A 4-direction, multiple switch actuator used to convert varying amounts of breath suction and pressure (sip and puff) into the directional commands required by the Multimode Interface for mode selction and oepration. The Model 2422 Breath Tube Kit is used to provide a means of sending these sips and puffs to the Breath Actuator.
Used for supplying sip and puff directional commands to the breath actuator. The Breath Tube Kit includes a wingaway strap clamp mount for attachment to a standard 7/8 inch diameter wheelchair/power recliner back bar. The mount permits the breath tube to be pivoted away from the user by an attendant and returned to its original position without the need to readjust the flexible breath tube.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a proportional drive head array for individuals with tetraplegia. The Flex Array is a powered wheelchair controller that is located in a headrest and activated by the movement of the user's head. It is designed to provide an easy user interface and reduce user fatigue, while its universal DB9 connector and low profile design give the user a better mobility experience. The Flex Array consists of a standard industry community board, embed
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype a wireless headset wheelchair control system for individuals with severe disabilities and/or quadriplegia. Individuals who are paralyzed from the neck down have a limited number of options to control their wheelchairs (i.e., joysticks, sip and puff tubes). Márton Juhász and Now Technologies, a Hungarian firm, have developed the GyroSet, an Android tablet-powered system that allows a person to use head movements to guide a powered wheelchair
The GyroSet Glory is an integrated smart wheelchair control system that consists of a power wheelchair controller and an adapted computer mouse in one. This multifunctional headset enables individuals who use a wheelchair to control their computer and operate their power wheelchair through one device. When in drive mode, the GyroSet Glory can be used to move a wheelchair in place of a head array or chin joystick. And when not in drive mode, the headset can be used as a wireless head mouse to con
The JoyBar is a powered wheelchair controller designed to enable powered wheelchairs to be controlled using T-bar scooter-style operation. The ReBar utilizes a Center Drive System that consists of mounting hardware and a socket that can be mounted in three positions: in front of the seat on the center line; on the side beneath either armrest; or in the back of the wheelchair. When mounted on the side, the mast with the controller can be placed there to facilitate transfers or better access to de
A proportional type joystick used for mdoe selection and operation of a Dufco Multimode Interface. During wheelchair operation, this joystick provides precise control of both speed and direction. May be configured with a chin-cup for chin oeration, or a knob for hand operation.
An 8-direction, heavy duty, multiple switch actuator used for mode selection and operation of a Multimode Interface. Requires moderate operating pressure and is intended for hand operation by those with average strength.
An 8-direction, short throw, multiple switch actuator used for mode selection and oepration of a Multimode Interface. Requires moderate operating pressure and is intended for those with average strength. May be reconfigured with either a knob or chin-cup.
Katalavox is a voice input powered wheelchair controller that enables the user to control the movements of the chair by voice commands. Combinations of voice commands allow the wheelchair to take up to 84 driving positions including 4 forward speeds, 2 backward speeds, and 4 angles to the right or left. Commands can be given in any language.
The Lautzenhiser Drive Control is a powered wheelchair controller designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or severe phyical disabilities. This fully-proportional alternative input device for powered wheelchairs features a miniature tilt-sensor that can be worn on the head, hand, finger, or foot providing precise command wheelchair and seat functions. Features include null-width (neutral zone) adjustment, adjustable on-delay timer (controls the time until the sensor is activated a
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a mind-controlled wheelchair using brain computer interface technologies for individuals with mobility and severe disabilities. Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a mind-controlled wheelchair which uses an artificial intelligence system called “shared control” making the brain-machine interface more usable. An individual uses his/her thoughts to create specific brain patterns that are re
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To develop an intelligent wheelchair that uses a remote-controlled or autonomous operation for individuals with mobility disabilities. The Mobile Internet Connected Assistant (MICA), developed by Sven Rönnbäck of Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, utilizes a built-in distance-metering sensor to discover the surfaces that are available and that the wheelchair is being used in a safe manner. Individuals with severe mobility disabilities can use the head-con
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adaptation to protect various parts of an electronic wheelchair for a child with right hemiplegia, vision impairment, and developmental delay. There were a number of fittings on the chair that needed attention and had been damaged by the child. The first issue was the control panel for the joystick, which had a thin film cover over the membrane touch buttons that set the direction and mode. The buttons didn’t work unless they were
Permits the use of proportional or switch actuators to operate an Everest & Jennings power wheelchair plus additional devices such as a power recliner, environmental control system, computer and/or communicator. Two wheelchair operating modes include adjustments for speed, acceleration and deceleration. Additional adjustments vary proportional joystick throw (sensitivity), set the veer rate (steering amount) when using a switch actuator, and select momentary and/or latching (continuous) whee
Permits the use of proportional or switch actuators to operate a Quickie power wheelchair plus additional devices such as a power recliner, environmental control system, computer and/or communicator. Two wheelchair operating modes include adjustments for speed, accleration and deceleration. Additional adjustments vary proportional joystick throw (sensitivity), set the veer rate (steering amount) when using a switch actuator, and select momentary and/or latching ( continuous) wheelchair drive. Tw
The Scanner, in conjunction with a single switch actuator, is used for mode selection and operation of a Multimode Interface. The Scanner converts single switch actuator commands into the four directional commands (forward/reverse/left/right) required for system operation.
Used in conjuction with a Multimode Interface to permit operation of a power recliner by the same actuator used to operator the wheelchair. Multiple Power Recliner Interfaces may be used to independently operate multiple recliner functions. A toggle switch is provided to select either latching (continous) or momentary recliner operation, and separate up and down speed adjustments are provided to adjust the rate of recliner movement.
The Proportional Head Control is a powered wheelchair controller designed for use by individuals with mobility or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This headrest-based joystick enables the user to control a power wheelchair by rotating his or her head on a headrest pad. This controller is available for P&G electronic controls.
A proportional actuator consisting of a movable padded headrest and a control switch. Movement of the headrest is converted to directional commands required by the Multimode Interface for mode selection and oepration. During wheelchair operation, the proportional head control allows precise control of both speed and direction.
The ReJoy is a powered wheelchair controller designed to enable powered wheelchairs to be controlled with a joystick positioned in the front of the seat at the midline rather than on the right or left armrest. The ReJoy utilizes a Center Drive System that consists of mounting hardware and a socket that can be mounted in three positions: in front of the seat on the center line; on the side beneath either armrest; or in the back of the wheelchair. When mounted on the side, the mast with the contro
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Retractable joy stick control box for a powered wheelchair to allow the chair to be positioned near a table. Briefly describes a springloaded automatic joy stick box retractor which permits the box to recede as it makes contact with the table and return to its normal position when the wheelchair is backed away. Principal investigator: Theresa Ackerman, Georgia Tech University. SKILLS REQUIRED: Mechanical Engineering. TITLE: Retracting Joy Stick JOURNAL
Mounting system for the 3185 joystick for chin oepration. Includes a 12 by 18 inch right angle mounting rod, custom sizes or bends can be provided. A 1/2 inch stainless steel mounting rod fits into a 3/4 inch vertical shaft and a swingaway strap clamp for attachemnt to a standard 7/8 inch diameter wheelchair/power recliner back bar. Permits the joystick to be moved away from the user by an attendant and returned to its original position without the need to readjust the mounting apparatus.
Used for mounting a head operated actuator to the wheelchair back bar or push handle. The mounting kit consists of two right angle mounting rods joined by a double rod clamp and fitted to a pivot shaft, and a strap clamp for attachment to 7/8 inch diameter wheelchair tubing. Permits the actuator to be moved away from the user by an attendant and returned to its original position without the need to readjust the mounting.
A head operated switch actuator incorporating three Model 3265 Disc Switches. The Disc Switches are attached to adjustable monting hardware for positioning the switches consistent with the user's abilities. Normally used in conjunction with the Model 3450 Triswitch Input Controller, and mounted with the Model 3514 Swingaway Mounting Kit.
The Switch It Opti-Stop is a powered wheelchair controller designed for use by individuals who use powered wheelchairs. Intended for use with sip N’ puff controls in the latched mode, this device is used as a safety stop switch to automatically stop the wheelchair when the person driving the chair removes the tube from the mouth.
The Switch It Remote Stop Switch is a powered wheelchair controller designed for use by wheelchair users and their caregivers. The remote stop switch enables the user to stop the chair by pressing a button. This radio frequency based unit is designed to work within a single room for a distance of up to 30 feet.
OPTIONS: Key chain remotes are available.
Optional module installed into Arrow MCC wheelchair controller. Provides for switch, sip'n'puff, rim head control of wheelchair. Attendant control input. Two connectors, each with 4 ECU output switch closures, to operate recliner or other devices. Module provides method of controlling accessories by only adding one switch to basic joystick; also allows other control techniques. May set 1, 3, or 5 forward speeds; selectable cruise mode allows control to be released while chair continues forward;
Used to expand the capability of a Multimode Interface by providing four isloated and independent switch closure outputs controlled by the Multimode's auxiliary operating mode. These outputs (minature phone plugs) may be used to operate various devices if the device is designed for oeration by one to four indpendent switches.
Used to expand the capbility of a Multimode Interface by providing four isolated and independent switch closure outputs controlled by the Multimode's auxillary operating mode. These outputs (miniature phone jacks) may be used to operate various devices if the device is designed for oepration by one to four independent switches. Includes additional circuitry to inhibit the Multimode's automatic reset function to allow uninterrupted operation.
The Switched Head Arrays are powered wheelchair controllers designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. These arrays are an arrangement of electronic sensors in a head rest designed to enable control of the functions of a power wheelchair via head movement. These systems utilize an adjustable and growable three-pad headrest with one Zero-Touch Sensor (ZTS) in each pad. As standard, the right pad turns right, left turns left and center activates forwar
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: Engineers at Georgia's Institute of Technology have developed a prototype that allows individuals with severe disabilities to operate a wheelchair or computer by moving their tongue. The prototype requires the user to have a small magnet the size of a grain of rice be pierced into his or her tongue. A companion device embedded with magnetic sensors, such as an orthodontic brace or headset, can then trace the movement of the tongue and transmit those signals wire
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered wheelchair contol system operated by a tongue switch in dental retainer for individuals with upper and lower extremity, mobility or neurological disabilities or quadriplegia to navigate a powered wheelchair. The newest version of the Tongue Drive System uses a dental retainer with sensors to help control the system. The embedded sensors within the retainer track the movements of a small magnet attached to the tongue. The wirele
The Triswitch, in conjunction with three single-switch actuators, is used for mode selection and oepration of a Multimode Interface. Two of the switch actuators provide left and right actuator commands, while the third switch provides both forward and reverse commands. The display incorporates forward and reverse directional lights with corresponding arrows to provide a visual indication of forward/reverse switch selection. Five additional mode display light are provided to indicate when the Mul
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an advanced exoskeleton that enables individuals with paraplegia (severe spinal cord injury) to stand, walk, sit and, climb stairs.
A team of engineers at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Intelligent Mechatronics has developed a powered exoskeleton that enables people with severe spinal cord injuries to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Its light weight, compact size and modular design promise to provide users with an unprecedented de
A remote display used in conjuction with a Multimode interface to indicate when the system is in standby, or in one of four oeprating modes. The display is mounted on a flexible gooseneck to position the display for optimum viewing, and to help protect the display from impact damage. The gooseneck is fitted to a mounting tube for attachment to an armrest using a standard hand-control clamp.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an adaptive, sensor-laden garment to assist people with severely limited mobility control assistive devices. Developed at the University of Pisa, a sensor-laden garment is printed with 52 flexible piezoresistive sensors. The sensors are made of electroactive polymers that change voltage depending on the angle at which they are stretched. A specialized statistical algorithm analyzes the signals record from each sensor to detect the speci