The Pal Pad is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. This pressure-activated membrane switch can be activated with only 1.2 ounces of force, and the activating touch can be applied from directly above or at a shallow angle. The Pal Pad can be plugged into any communication aid or battery operated assistive device that has a standard 1/8-inch jack. The flat membrane switch is very rigid and durable, and it is tolerant of rough usage. It c
Linkswitch (Model Dlt-202)
The LinkSwitch, model DLT-202, is a control switch interface designed to activate battery operated assistive devices with additional switches for individuals with limited movement or motor control. The user plugs a Taction Pad (see separate entry) or any other switch into the LinkSwitch using a standard 1/8-inch jack, then touches the Taction Pad to activate adapted toys, keyboard interfaces, tape recorders, battery interrupters, sensory stimulus devices, or any other battery-operated device. Th
The Taction Pads are touch switches designed to adhere to any surface or object for individuals who have limited upper mobility or movement. These pads are clear, touch-sensitive plastic patches that have an adhesive back and are designed to activate any device that it is plugged into them simply by touching them. When the Taction Pad is plugged into one of Adaptivation's assistive devices (see separate entries), it activates that device by touch (moisture) or by the use of conductive foam (sold
The Personal Pager is a tactile paging system designed to signal the caregiver that help is needed for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities or who spend long periods in bed. Simply push the button on the device and a small transmitter sends an electronic signal to the receiver notifying the caregiver. The signal can be sent up to 100 feet. The transmitter comes with a cord for wearing around the neck so that it is always handy. The receiver can be set to chime or vibrator (for car
The Grasp Switch is a squeeze switch designed to be activated by pinching or squeezing for individuals with upper extremity disabilities. The tube-shaped switch features a foam hand grip that is soft to the touch while providing firm support. Activation requires 11 ounces of pressure. There is no auditory or tactile feedback provided. DIMENSIONS: The switch is 5.5 inches long and 1.4 inches diameter.
The Medley is a direct selection or scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. It is a customizable, natural-voice communication aid that can record and play back up to eight messages (11 seconds per message). Messages can be accessed by direct selection using the built-in keypad or by plugging adaptive switches into the eight external switch jacks, or they can be selected using sequencing or randomizing. Messages can be record in any order. POWER: Req
The SixPack is a touch switch designed for use by people with fine motor, neurological, severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. The SixPack has a grid of 6 built-in pressure switches, each measuring 2 x 1.75 inches, arranged in 2 rows of 3 switches each. Each pressure switch requires 1.25 ounces of force to be activated. The SixPack can function as an adapted mouse through a computer switch interface, or it can act as six compact external switches to activate a communication aid. The Si
The TableTapper Switch is a vibration detection switch for use by people with fine motor and upper extremity disabilities. The TableTapper is placed on a hard surface, such as a tabletop or counter, and when the user taps on the surface, the switch activates the connect device. This switch has a standard 0.125-inch plug, and can be used with a variety of communication or other battery-operated devices. It has two modes of control (latch and timing) and a variable sensitivity ranging from a light
Tangible Object Cards
The Tangible Object Cards are a vocabulary enhancement activity for people with language, learning and communication disabilities. The cards are also intended for people who are blind or have low vision. Each card displays a word on the top portion and there is corresponding object securely fastened to the bottom of the card. These cards allow a person to learn to associate a word with the actual object it represents. Cards with SymbolStix symbols are available for an additional cost. The core s
Freeswitch Max (Model Fsm-100)
FreeSwitch Max, model FSM-100, is a scanning remote control switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. It allows wireless activation of nearly any AC (alternating current) appliance, including lamps, blow dryers, fans, and popcorn makers. The system is X-10 compatible. Appliances can be activated through direct selection by touching the keypad or an external switch. For example, by connecting a Pal Pad external switch (see separate entry) to t
VoicePal Levels is a direct selection or scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. VoicePal Levels is a four-level, customizable, natural-voice communication aid that can adapt to the changing skills of the user. Each level carries up to 10 messages. Messages can be accessed by direct selection using the built-in keypad, by plugging adaptive switches into the 10 external switch jacks, or one of the six methods of scanning: positive and inverse scannin
The Chipper is a single message, direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. The Chipper can record messages up to 40 seconds long. It plays the recorded message when the button on the top of the unit is pressed or when a connected external switch is activated. The message is plays through the Chipper's speaker or through a connected external speaker. The unit has external switch and speaker jack jacks and adjustable volume, with relay/switch ou
The Sequencer is a direct selection, sequential messaging communicator designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. This device enables the recording and play back of natural voice messages in sequence. The unit offers 3 minutes of recording time, 90 seconds per level. Each level is recorded independently. Pressing the switch once causes message one to play. Pressing it again activates message two, then three, and so on. Message sequences can be played either with a touch of
The VoicePal 8K is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. This communication aid plays up to 8 natural-voice recorded messages of up to 11 seconds each. Messages can be recorded in any order and played back using the VoicePal 8K's built-in keypad with eight keys or an external switch connected through one of the unit's eight jacks. Other features include a repeat message mode, delayed activation and an external speaker jack.
The VoicePal 8 is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive or communication disabilities. Up to eight 11-second messages can be recorded and played back on this communication aid by touching a Taction Pad touch switch (included) (see separate entry) or any commercially available adaptive switch. Messages can be recorded in any order. The VoicePal 8 does not lose messages even if the batteries go completely dead. Other features include a repeat message mode i
The Randomizer is a random message communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. This device can record a series of messages and play them back in a random order. The Randomizer offers 90 seconds of recording time per level. Levels are independent and messages can be recorded in any order. Messages can be played by touching the surface of the device or using a connected external switch. Modes of operation include single message, jumble (messa
Lex is a direct selection communicator designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. Three messages of up to 20 seconds each can be recorded and stored for single message playback. Messages can be recorded in any order. The device can be used as a stand-alone communication aid or paired with TalkingMyWay Object Communication cards (not included) to create talking schedules. The device can be used for multi-room communication stations, and can be attached
Talking Photo Album
The Talking Photo Album is a voice output photo album designed for use by individuals with cognitive, communication, or speech disabilities. This device can function as a communication tool or it can be used to create a talking slide show or talking storybook. The album has 24 pages for holding photos, with 10 seconds of recording time per page, and comes with an idea sheet. POWER: Uses 2 triple-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.5 x 14.25 x 9.25 inches. Each page can hold a 4 x 6 inc
The Dipsy Switch is a motion sensitive switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This tilt-sensitive switch can be attached to the head, arm, finger or any appropriate object and can be activated by body movements such as tilting the head forward, tilting the head back, or lifting a finger. It can also be attached to objects such as a rocking chair. The switch is activated by a 30-degree tilt to limit false activation. It can also be adjusted
The Flexible Switch is a pressure contact switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This bendable switch can be activated with a light touch at either a direct or shallow angle. It can be plugged into any communication device or battery operated assistive device that has a standard 1/8-inch jack. DIMENSIONS: The flex switch comes with one 2 x 4 inch switch and one 3 x 5 inch switch.
Pneumatic Switch Kit
The Pneumatic Switch Kit is a pneumatic sip and puff switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The switch can be activated by squeezing the included squeeze toy or with other squeeze toys, bottles, or balls. The user also can create his or her own object-based switch. The Pneumatic Switch has a 1/8-inch plug and can be used to activate communication devices, mouse interfaces or switch-adapted toys with standard 1/8-inch jac
Freehand Starter Kit
The FreeHand Starter Kit is an environmental control device designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This environmental control unit (ECU) allows any alternating current (AC) appliance such as lamps or fans to be activated wirelessly when used in conjunction with an X-10 transceiver module (included). The FreeHand uses radio frequencies so activation can take place from across a room or down a hall within a range of 75 feet. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.25 x
The Bright Box is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury and low vision. This switch has a large-display visual cue that is activated when the user presses the top surface of the switch. The switch can be used to activate communication devices, mouse interfaces, or switch-adapted toys with standard 1/8-inch jacks. The visual display can be used as a visual cue to aid in locating the device for persons with low vis
Bright Box Tactile
The Bright Box Tactile is a touch switch designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury and low vision. This switch has a large-display visual cue and tactile feedback that are activated when the user presses the top surface of the switch. The visual feedback and tactile feedback (vibration like that of a cell phone or pager) can be employed together or independently. The switch can be used to activate communication devices, mouse inter
The SwitchBoard is a portable touch switch designed for use with communication devices. The SwitchBoard has six built-in pressure switches with clear overlay pockets in which pictures or symbols can be placed. Objects also can be used as visual cues on each switch area. To use, plug the cords from the SwitchBoard into the external switch jacks of any communication aid. When a switch on the SwitchBoard is touched, the communication aid is activated. DIMENSIONS: 16 x 12 x 0.156 inches. WEIGHT: 1.5
Wireless Pal Pad
The Wireless Pal Pad is an environmental control unit designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or fine motor disabilities. This unit enables the user to control remotely an alternating current (AC) appliance when used along with an X-10 transceiver module (included). It is slim and lightweight for uncomplicated mounting. The Wireless Pal Pad utilizes radio frequency so activation to take place within a 25-foot range without direct line-of-sight. The Wi
Adaptivation Flexible Switch Set
The Adaptivation Flexible Switch is a bendable, pressure-activated switch designed to help people with limited mobility. Flexible Switches are adhesive-backed, pressure activated switches. These switches are flexible which allows them to be attached to various objects and surfaces, essentially turning those objects into the switch itself. It activates at the slightest touch whether it comes from above of a shallow angle and only requires less than two ounces of pressure. The Flexible Switch is a
Pal Pads Switches
The Adaptivation SwitchBoard is a multiswitch board with six built-in pressure switches with clear overlay pockets to customize each switch with picture or symbol. Objects can also be used as visual cues on each switch area. Can function as an adapted mouse through a computer switch interface or as six external switches.
HoneyBee Proximity Switch
The HoneyBee Proximity Switch is activated when it senses the proximity of a body part or any other object. To activate the HoneyBee, the user places his or her hand, head or other body part over the sensor window. An audible tone is heard when activation has occurred.