The Powerhouse Roommate Plus is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, severe physical disabilities, or upper extremity disabilities. This system enables the user to control virtually unlimited X-10 devices and infrared devices (home entertainment components) in a single room by voice command. No voice training is required as the sytem is speaker independent. The system also offers the ability to use the included wireless telephone headset as a microphone for a computer and voice recognition software, such as Scansoft’s Dragon Naturally Speaking (not included; see entry)or any other application using a USB microphone (optional OPEN MIC software required). The system also has an option for an alternative access backup method such as a headmouse, trackball, switch, or mouse. Included is an adapter that allows any ability switch (i.e., head switch, sip/puff switch, chin activated switch, etc.) to be connected for "wake up" activation of the system. The system operates with single, customizable commands and offers auditory feedback of all commands. The system also offers remote access and enables telephone calls to be placed and answered up to 500 feet from the base station. The package includes the COMMUNICATOR wireless headset, the base station, and the POWERHOUSE ROOMATE PLUS control unit which handles all voice dialing commands, X10/Infrared, and voice commands. The headset is mountable and can be used in conjunction with the speakerphone option. POWER: The headset uses rechargeable two-hour batteries. An optional extended-life battery for eight to ten hours of use between charges is available. OPTIONS: Speakerphone, bed control, and others.