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Computer Access
an AT Equipment Informative Module

Switches

 

The major categories in this Switch Module are:

Mechanical Switches
Activated by the application of force.

Subcategories include: buttons, joysticks, leafs/wobbles, levers, membranes , plates,


Special Applications


      Includes: angle activated, computer input/ mouse emulation, InfraRed optical, light touch/proximity, mulitiple function switches , pneumatic, pull activated, sound activated,  squeeze activated

Switch Accessories


     Includes: adaptors, cables, switch locks, testers, wireless conectivity

 

Mechanical Switches

Buttons

Device, Vendor,
Price, Link

Description

Image

AirLink

AbleNet, Inc.

$89
http://ablenetinc.com

AirLink™ Cordless infrared access to the PowerLink 3 control unit allows users to activate appliances up to 20 feet away. No cords means no hassle during turn-taking activities and easy access for all students even in small classrooms. Attach AirLink’s cord appliance cable (included) to create corded switch access. AirLink features a 2 1/2-inch activation surface on an angled base, and is recommended for students who can access a smaller target area.
Features
* External switch jack for specialty switch operation
* Requires 9-volt battery (not included)
* Switch access cable included
Product Code: 1-ACAL

Big Buddy Buttons

Tash Incorporated

Solid Colors:$46
Patterned:
$47
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

The reliable, durable, colorful single switch, activated by pressing anywhere on the top surface. The Big Buddy is suitable for people who need a large colorful switch. Auditory and tactile feedback.
Raving Red #56100
Granny Green #56200
Yahoo Yellow #56500
Pacific Blue #56600
Happy Go-Lucky #56620
Hands On #56640

Big Buddy Specifications:
Diameter 4.5 in 11.5 cm
Height 1.0 in 2.5 cm
Weight 4.4 oz 123 gActivating Force:
Outside edges 5.3 oz 150 g
Center 10.7 oz 300 g
Travel before activation 0.06 in .17 cm
Current: 30VDC max 1A

Big Red

AbleNet, Inc.

$43
http://ablenetinc.com

Big Red® switch The Big Red switch features a large, 5-inch activation surface, and is perfect for students who require a larger surface due to visual and motor abilities.

1-BR RED
1-BBK BLACK
1-BBL BLUE
1-BG GREEN
1-BY YELLOW

Buddy Buttons

Tash Incorporated

Solid colors:$45
Patterned:
$46
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

The reliable, durable, colorful single switch, activated by pressing anywhere on the top surface. Auditory and tactile feedback. Solid Colors:
Boldly Black#57000
Winter White#57050
Racecar Red#57100
Gator Green #57200
Passionate Purple#57300
Bubblegum Pink#57400
Buttercup Yellow#57500
Bluejay Blue#57600
Patterns:
Polk-a-Buddy #57710
Happy Buddy #57720
Bullseye Buddy #57730
Hands On #57740
Buddy Specifications:
Diameter 2.5 in 6.3 cm
Height 0.7 in 1.8 cm
Weight 2 oz 60 g
Activating Force:
Outside edges 3.5 oz 100 g
Center 7 oz 200 g
Travel before activation 0.05 in .12 cm
Current:
30VDC max 1A

Button Switch

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$150
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL305 Button Switch

This momentary switch has an activation button the size of a dime and requires medium force for activation. Small light touch button switch designed for this with fine, controlled movements.

Cap

Tash Incorporated

$55
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58060

Activated by pressing down on the top surface. Has a non-slip base for mounting flat. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Compact Switch

EnableMart

$49

http://www.enablemart.com/

The 1" round Compact Switch for use with the Flopper Stopper is now offered for purchase by itself. It has a unique 'pop' sound.It comes with a Velcro strap that can be wrapped around a body or wheelchair part. A unique use of it is for someone that can squeeze their fist/hand. The Velcro Strap secures it into the hand and the Compact Switch lies in the center of the palm. Very small closures of the hand, from an almost-closed position, yield a nice audible and tactile 'pop' of the switch, and the Compact Switch can be attached just about anywhere!

Cup

Tash Incorporated

$65

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58070

Same surface area as the cap, but more durable since the switch is encased in a plastic cup. Comes with colored stickers and velcro for easy mounting. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Egg Switch

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$130

http://www.asl-inc.com

 

ASL 300
Unique to ASL, this mechanical switch features a seal that prevents foreign substances from entering the switch and interfering with operation. The base of this creative switch features screw insets for secure mounting to hardware like the ASL611. Designed for those requiring a good, durable mechanical switch that resists liquid and food spillage.

Egg Switch, Ring Mount

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$50
http://www.asl-inc.com

 

ASL 300R
When the switch needs to stay with the individual, the ASL finger ring mount for the ASL 300 egg switch is the perfect solution. This innovative mount allows the ASL 300 egg switch to remain securely on the finger of the driver - perfect for powered seating operation. Designed for those that want to use the egg switch, but need it to stay near to their finger. This is helpful for use with powered seating to activate the up direction when lifting ones arm against gravity is not possible.

Heavy Duty Cap

Tash Incorporated

$140
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58830

A heavy duty plastic makes this switch extremely rugged and superior in quality. Activated by pressing down anywhere on the top surface. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Jelly Bean

AbleNet, Inc.

$43
http://ablenetinc.com


 

AbleNet’s Jelly Bean switch features a 2 1/2-inch activation surface and is recommended for clients who can access a smaller target area.

1-JBY YELLOW
1-JBBL BLUE
1-JBBK BLACK
1-JBG GREEN
1-JBR RED

Jelly Beamer

AbleNet, Inc.

$129

http://ablenetinc.com

 

 

A wireless switch that is rugged, reliable and easy to use. The Jelly Beamer performs just like a traditional switch – without the hassle of cables.

100-30112 DREAMSICLE ORANGE
100-30113 GREEN APPLE
100-30101 RED
100-30103 BLUE
100-30105 GREEN
100-30106 YELLOW

Mini Cup

Tash Incorporated

$55

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58080

Very small switch for people with good targeting ability; activated by pressing on surface with finger, chin, etc. Comes with colored stickers. Tactile and auditory feedback

Penta

Tash Incorporated

$150

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

 

#50240

For people with fine motor skills and good targeting ability. The five switches are small (.3" / 1 cm diameter) and activated by pressing down on buttons. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Pillow

Tash Incorporated

$90

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58750

Activated by pressing the top foam surface. Smooth, soft surface makes this a suitable switch for head or cheek activation. Safety pin and velcro come on the bottom for easy fastening to a pillow or wheelchair cushion. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Pushbutton Switch

Zygo Industries

$130

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

 

CM-11 Pushbutton Switch
Opening: 1-14" Dia. (3.2 cm Dia)
Force: 2 oz. (56 gms)
Travel: 1/32" (0.08 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Size: 2-1/2" x 4-5/16" x 1" (6 x 12 x 3 cm)
Weight: 4 oz. (0.11 kg)

Thumb Switch

Zygo Industries

$105
http://www.zygo-usa.com/


 

CM-5 Thumb SwitchForce: 20 oz. (0.6 kg)
Travel: 3/32" (0.24 cm)
Feedback: Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Phono-jack

Size: 3-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 3/4" (9 x 3 x 2 cm)
Weight: 1 oz. (0.03 kg)

Specs

AbleNet, Inc.

$49
http://ablenetinc.com

 

Specs® switch has a 1 3/8-inch activation surface, this switch is small enough to be worn, but is most often used as a mounted switch. The Specs switch includes three bases: a standard flange base, a space saving flush base and a strap base for mounting around items. 24-inch strap included.

1-SPBL BLUE
1-SPG GREEN
1-SPBK BLACK
1-SPR RED
1-SPY YELLOW

Soft

Tash Incorporated

$75
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#58200 Red
#58210 Green

An excellent switch for people with gross motor skills. The switch is enclosed in foam and covered with a removable, washable velvet bag that comes in 2 colors: Tactile and auditory feedback.

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Joysticks

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

Joystick with Pad

Tash Incorporated

$280
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#50120
A great switch for people who can maneuver a joystick but need a large one. The joystick has four positions, and the fifth switch is activated by pressing the brown raised pad. This is a very rugged switch! Tactile and auditory feedback.

Mini Joystick with Push

Tash Incorporated

$280
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

 

#50200

Four switches are activated by moving the joystick in four directions; the fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips are included: one is flexible rubber and can be cut to desired size, and the other is hard plastic. Tactile and auditory feedback.

New Tash Joystick

Tash Incorporated

$500
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25020
Rugged, simple to use joystick for all mouse functions. Smooth proportional action.

  • Buttons for left, right and double left click Switch jack for each buttom Timed latch feature adjustable by dip switches USB cable provided
  • Uses all mouse and accessibility control panel adjustments

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Leaf/Wobble

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

FlexAble Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$125
http://www.amdi.net

 

FlexAble Switch SW-FA
The FlexAble Switch is similar in action as the Wobble Switch.
However, the FlexAble switch incorporates a 19-in. flexible gooseneck that makes the switch easy to mount to tables, chairs, bedrails, etc. to give more flexibility and range of motion to the user.

Leaf

Tash Incorporated

$130
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#58600

Activated by pressing lightly against the leaf in one direction. Comes with a removable 3" round foam pad. Tactile and auditory feedback. (Requires mounting)

Leaf, long

Z ygo Industries

$85
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

 

Leaf Switch, long CM-2
Force: 1 oz. (0.03 kg)
Travel: 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Feedback: None
Material: Vinyl sleeve over copper reeds
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Size: 6-1/2" x 1-3/4" x 1/2" (17 x 5 x 1 cm)
Weight: 7 oz. (0.2 kg)

Leaf, short

Zygo Industries

$85
http://www.zygo-usa.com

Leaf Switch, long CM-7
Force: 4 oz. (0.1kg)
Travel: 3/16" (0.48 cm)
Feedback: None
Material: Vinyl sleeve over copper reeds
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Size: 3-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 2/2" (10 x 5 x 1cm)
Weight: 1 oz. (0.03 kg)

Ribbon

Tash Incorporated

$95
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58700
* Activated by bending in either direction
* Soft to touch
* Moisture resistant
* Waterproof
* Tactile feed back
* Consistent positive action
Specifications:
Size 13 x 1.5 x .5 mm
5 x 0.5 x 0.25 in
Force 110 g4 oz
Weight 32 g1.1 oz

Wobble Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$90
http://www.amdi.net

Wobble Switch SW-WB
The Wobble Switch is intended for use by any body extremity that can press against the wand.
The 4-in. wand can be activated with a swiping motion in any direction, registering the action by the bending of the spring-loaded wand.
This switch is especially useful for those with poor motor control.

Wobble Switch with light pressure

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$150
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL304A Wobble Switch/Light Pressure This single function switch has a light action spring and can be activated by contact from any direction. Robust mechanical switch that requires a light amount of force for activation. Good switch sites could be knee, elbow,etc.

Wobble Switch with medium pressure

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$150
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL304B Wobble Switch/Medium Pressure

This single function switch has a medium spring and can be activated by contact from any direction.Very robust mechanical switch intended for those with gross, uncontrolled movements.

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Levers

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

Lever Switch, long

Zygo Industries

$145
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

 

CM-8 Lever Switch, long
Force: Adjustable 4-8 oz. (0.11-0.23 kg)
Travel: 1/16" (0.2 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Replaceable foam pad cover, aluminum housing
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Length: 6 5/8'

Pad Diameter: 2-12" (6 cm)
Weight: 4 oz. (0.11 kg)

Lever Switch, short

Zygo Industries

$145
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

 

CM-9 Lever Switch, short
Force: Adjustable 4-8 oz. (0.11-0.23 kg)
Travel: 1/16" (0.2 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Replaceable foam pad cover, aluminum housing
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Length: 4 5/8'

Pad Diameter: 2-12" (6 cm)
Weight: 4 oz. (0.11 kg)

Micro Levers

Tash Incorporated

$62
http://www.ablenetinc.com/


#53000 Black
#53010 Red
#53020 Green
#53050 Yellow
#53060 Blue
Micro Lever Switch Specifications:
Diameter: 40 x 36 x 20 mm;1.6 x 1.5 x 0.7 in
Force: 40 g; 1.4 oz
Weight: 31 g; 1 oz

Mini Levers

Tash Incorporated

$63
http://www.ablenetinc.com/


 

Tash Lever Switches by QED of the UK
*Simple concept
*robust construction
*auditory feedback
*tactile feedback

#53100 Black
#53110 Red
#53120 Green
#53150 Yellow
#53160 Blue

Tread Switch

Zygo Industries

$105
http://www.zygo-usa.com/


CM-1 Tread Switch
Force: 5 oz. (0.15 kg)
Travel: 3/16" (0.5 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Metal with foam rubber surface and base
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Size: 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" x 1" (7 x 9 x 3 cm)
Weight: 7 oz. (0.2 kg)

Treadle

Tash Incorporated

$40
http://www.ablenetinc.com

 

#58800

Great as a floor/foot switch since you can rest the activating body part on the top of the switch between activations. Activated by pressing down on hinged top surface. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Treadlite Switch

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$150
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL309
ASL Treadlite Switch
This single function switch, which is housed in metal, is best suited as a foot switch .Large, robust paddle switch designed for use with gross extremity activation (i.e. foot)

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Membranes

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

Double Membrane Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.
$75
http://www.amdi.net

 

 

Double Membrane Switch SW-DM
The Double Membrane Switch resembles the Single Membrane Switch with a dual-panel touch sensitive membrane in one casing.

It allows for the benefits of two individual interchangeable overlays.

Single Membrane Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$55
http://www.amdi.net

 

Single Membrane Switch SW-SM
The Single Membrane Switch is built with the touch sensitive membrane panel featured in the Tech Series. It needs only a light touch anywhere on the 3.5 in. window pad surface to activate.
Water resistance allows for easy cleaning.
The switch is also designed for interchangeable overlays. Without an audible activation click, it is beneficial to users who are easily distracted by extraneous noises.

Plate

Tash Incorporated

$60
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

A very thin membrane switch activated with a light touch on the colored circle. Surface is sealed to prevent moisture damage. No tactile/auditory feedback. Comes in 5 bright colors:
#58300 Red
#58310 Green
#58320 Yellow
#58330 Blue
#58340 Orange

Wafer

Tash Incorporated

$190
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#50180

Five membrane switches, each 2.25" / 6.5 cm diameter and slightly recessed. No tactile or auditory feedback.

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Plates

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

Joystick with Pad

Tash Incorporated

$280

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

 

 

#50120

A great switch for people who can maneuver a joystick but need a large one. The joystick has four positions, and the fifth switch is activated by pressing the brown raised pad. This is a very rugged switch! Tactile and auditory feedback.

Lolly Switch

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM-40 Lolly Switch
Force: 3-5 oz. (0.08-0.14 kg)
Travel: 1/64" (0.4 mm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

Size: 3-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 1/2" (10x 4 x 1 cm)
Weight: 1oz. (0.03 kg

Plate Switch

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM-10 Plate Switch
Force: 1.5 oz. (42 gms)
Travel: 1/64" (0.04 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack
Size: 2-1/2" x 4-5/16" x 1" (6 x 12 x 3 cm)
Weight: 4 oz. (0.11 kg)

Plate Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$40
http://www.amdi.net

Plate Switch SW-PL
The Plate Switch is a low profile switch that requires only a few grams of pressure to activate.
With a click to signal activation, it sits on a slightly angled platform for easier access.
This switch is available with a plate size of 4x6 in. or 5x8 in. (See color chart for selection.)

4x6
5x8

Plate

Tash Incorporated


$60
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

A very thin membrane switch activated with a light touch on the colored circle. Surface is sealed to prevent moisture damage. No tactile/auditory feedback. Comes in 5 bright colors:
#58300 Red
#58310 Green
#58320 Yellow
#58330 Blue
#58340 Orange

Platform

Tash Incorporated

$90
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#58000

Very durable switch which is activated by pressing on the brown raised pad. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Rocker

Tash Incorporated

$116
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#51050

The switch on each side is activated by pressing down on any part of the surface.

Rocking Action Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$98
http://www.amdi.net

The Rocking Action Switch SW-RA operates similar to a seesaw where both sides operate independently from one another.
This is suitable for users with a limited range of motion, enabling them to engage in two separate activities through one switch without moving a great distance.
Activation is indicated with an audible click. The two-tone colored top measures at 7 x 2.75 in. wide.

Slammmer Switch

EnableMart

$35
http://www.enablemart.com/

 

The Slammer Switches are colorful, low profile switches that are extremely durable and designed for active physical use. Each switch comes with a standard 10 ft. detachable cable. The 1/8" mini plug cable, is often used with audio headphones or computer speakers. Extension cables are available as well so switches can be used farther away from the interface box and computer. Our Slammer Switches offer an audible and tactile click feedback, this is an important feature for students with special needs and a necessity for early switch learning.

Star

Tash Incorporated

$190
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#50260

Each switch is 2.25" / 6.5 cm diameter and slightly recessed. Comes with five colored stickers. Slight tactile and auditory feedback.

Square Pad

Tash Incorporated

$90
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#58100

Large surface area advantageous for people who have difficulty targeting a small switch. Activated by pressing anywhere on top surface. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Touch Switch

Zygo Industries
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

Touch Switch CM-4
Force: 3 oz. (0.08 kg)
Travel: 1/64" (0.4 cm)
Feedback: None
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack


Size: 3-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 1/2" (10 x 4 x 1 cm)
Weight: 1 oz. (0.03 kg)

Trigger

Tash Incorporated

$58
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

 

 

#55000 Grey
#55100 Red
#55200 Green
#55400 Orange
#55600 Blue

Designed to meet the rugged needs of wheelchair users. Waterproof and dust proof, ideal for rugged users in any environment. The design accommodates mounting on a flat surface with all mounting solutions included in the price.

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Special Application

Angle Activation

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

Tip

Tash Incorporated

$60
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

 

 

#58400
A mercury switch that is activated by tilting 5 degrees from horizontal position. Great for mounting on a hand or head band - requires a very small range of motion.

No tactile/auditory feedback.

 

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Computer Access and Mouse Emulation

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

Image

Footime Switch

EnableMart

$199
http://www.enablemart.com/

 

 

 

Ergonomically designed, the Footime™ foot mouse and programmable pedal can help people with hand, arm or shoulder stress/injury by allowing them to do all PC entries (typing and surfing) by foot. It is a two-part input device: one for cursor control ('slipper'), the other for mouse clicks and shortcuts (the pedal). The slipper-shaped cursor controller is intuitively easy to use and efficient (in the same way as moving a regular mouse by hand, no awkward ankle twisting). With elastic strap and Velcro ends, the 'slipper' can fit any size of foot. The pedal with two-level design prevent user from stepping on the wrong buttons. These buttons not only mimic all 'hand' mouse clicks, but also allow people to program their own customized shortcuts. (up to 10 shortcuts for each program!) The preset popular shortcuts selected from popular programs make it even more convenient to use. A small pop-up window on screen shows all button locations and their defined functions. So user can easily 'see' and touch the buttons by foot. When working with some on-screen keyboard software, the mouse even enables people to do typing by foot.

Power-Link

Minotech Technology
$cost
http://www.mino
mech.com/

Power-up or "re-boot" your computer with any standard switch!
This one is for everyone who ever wanted an alternative way to turn on your computer or to reboot it.  The solution is as simple as using a different switch!

Newer desktop PC's have their power control built into the motherboard, we use this feature to add a standard jack so you can plug in the switch that works best for you.  Now you can turn your own computer on or off, or even reboot when it locks up.  No software to load, no hardware conflicts.

Mouse Interface 5

Tash Incorporated

$100
http://www.ablenetinc.com/
#25010

Allows any five individual single switches to become the mouse keys giving four directions and click for mouse or cursor control of commercial or AT software.
* 5 mono jacks for 5 single switches
* USB interface built-in
* No software drivers required
* Small size and inexpensive option for mouse control
Specifications
Size 4.25 x 2.25 x 1 in 11 x 5.5 x 2 cm
Switches or wheelchair connecting cable not included.

MouseMover

Tash Incorporated

$275
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25006
The MouseMover allows you to control all mouse functions on both PC and Macintosh computers using a combination of five single switches or a multiple switch. The single switches plug into five .125" jacks on the MouseMover, which plugs directly into the computer. A multiple switch plugs into the 9 pin jack on the MouseMover. Pressing on a switch delivers a specific mouse function — click, double click, press and hold, release, and all mouse directional movements. (Switches sold separately.)


New Tash Joystick

Tash Incorporated

$500
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25020
Rugged, simple to use joystick for all mouse functions. Smooth proportional action.

  • Buttons for left, right and double left click Switch jack for each buttom Timed latch feature adjustable by dip switches USB cable provided
  • Uses all mouse and accessibility control panel adjustments

 

Savant Elite Foot Switches

EnableMart

The Savant Elite family of programmable USB foot switches are available in single, dual, and triple foot switch configurations. Connects to virtually any computer with an available USB port.

Swifty

Tash Incorporated

Swifty
$80
Cable Kit $25

Beam #25024
$150
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

manufactured by Origin Instruments
www.orin.com

#25030 Swifty
A very fast two switch USB interface that emulates, mouse, joystick and keyboard functions which are set by dip switches. USB powered and small it works with Windows, MAC and Linux operating system with no extra drivers required.

  • Stereo jack (single switches need cable kit) Small size
  • With the wireless Beam unit it will accomodate 3 switches

 

 

USB Integra Mouse

Tash Incorporated

$2200

With mount:$2500
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25100 Integra Mouse
#25150 Integra Mouse with Mount

The Integra Mouse enables the user to activate ALL Mouse Functions. * NO drivers or additional software required.
* ONLY 10 grams of lip pressure required for mouse control.
* Left or right mouse clicks are triggered by variations of air pressure in the oral cavity and in the mouth piece. Slight sipping or puffing is sufficient.
* All mouse functions: Left Click, Right Click, Double Click, Drag and Drop.

 

 

USB Joystick with Pad

Tash Incorporated

$305
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

 

#25312

A great switch for people who can maneuver a joystick but need a large one. The joystick has four positions, and the fifth switch is activated by pressing the brown raised pad. This is a very rugged switch! Tactile and auditory feedback.

USB King Keyboard

Tash Incorporated

Frequency of Use $925.00
WinKing Qwerty $925.00
http://www.ablenetinc.com

The King Keyboard is a giant, 2.5" x 11" x 2.25", alternative keyboard that plugs directly into a computer -- no special interface is required. The keys are 1.25 inches in diameter, slightly recessed, and provide both tactile and auditory feedback. The King has a built-in keyguard so that you can rest on its surface without activating keys. This keyboard allows you to control both keyboard and mouse functions, so it's great for people who also have difficulty maneuvering a standard mouse. All mouse directions, click, double click and drag functions are performed by pressing directly on the keyboard keys while in Mouse Mode.

USB Mini Keyboard

Tash Incorporated

$115
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

Tash's USB Mini Keyboard is a small QWERTY keyboard measuring 7.25" x 4.5" x 1". The keyboard surface is very sensitive with membrane keys that are less than .5" square and are closely spaced for easy access. Auditory feedback is provided when a key is pressed. The USB Mini also has a Mouse Mode Key, which allows you to move the mouse in all directions and have access to right and left click, double click and drag functions. The keyboards response rate, key repeat rate and mouse tracking speed are all adjustable.

USB MiniClick

Tash Incorporated

$115
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

Similar to the Switch Click, the Mini Click is a switch and Minterface in one that gives you single switch access to your computer. It works with any software looking for a left mouse click and its small design makes it easy to mount.. 

  • No external switch jack
  • Comes with a non-skid base and custom cut Velcro for mounting

USB Mini Joystick with Push

Tash Incorporated

$310
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25320

Four switches are activated by moving the joystick in four directions; the fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips are included: one is flexible rubber and can be cut to desired size, and the other is hard plastic. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Mini-SwitchPort

EnableMart

$89
http://www.enablemart.com/

Mini-SwitchPort provides a place to plug switches into a computer.

There are 2 switch inputs in Mini-SwitchPort.  When you plug a switch(es) into a the Mini-SwitchPort jack(s), the switch(es) ‘become’ standard mouse-clicks (Win: left, right; Mac: click, click), and with installation of the accompanying Switchhopper software, you can configure each button to 'be' any mouse-button event or keystroke you’d like! And the cable is retractable!

Mini-SwitchPort does not interfere with the operation of other pointing devices, such as a mouse.  It works in addition to your mouse.  Your mouse retains all of its normal functions (with SwitchHopper software asleep).

USB Penta

Tash Incorporated

$175
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25324

For people with fine motor skills and good targeting ability. The five switches are small (.3" / 1 cm diameter) and activated by pressing down on buttons. Tactile and auditory feedback.

USB Point It

Tash Incorporated

$675
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25200
A USB Joystick that offers smooth proportional control of ALL mouse movements.
* Superior quality
* Rugged
* Left Click, Double Click, Right Click, Drag and Drop, Latching
* External switch jacks for those users who want a larger target area for the left and right click.
Always shipped with Type Matic, an On Screen Keyboard. XP compatible.
USB Point IT Specifications
Size 4 x 4.3 x 1.5 in
10.5 x 11 x 3.4 cm
Joystick Height 3 in
8 cm
Force to activate 9 oz
250 g

USB Switch Click

Tash Incorporated

$120
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

 

#25000 USB
Simply plug it in to any USB port on your computer and press Switch Click to simulate a left mouse click.The Switch Click also comes with an external switch jack to accommodate any of Tash's single switches, for duplicating the left mouse click.
USB Cable Included.
Switch Click Specifications
Diameter 4.5 in 11.5 cm
Height 2.5 in 6.3 cm
Weight 9 oz 200 g

USB Switch Interface

EnableMart

$230
http://www.enablemart.com/

The USB Switch Interface is the link between single switch input devices and Macintosh or PC/Windows computers with USB capabilities. The interface is utilized by software written for one to five single switches. Switches that have a standard 1/8" mini plug fit directly in the jacks on the interface. Switches with plug sizes other than 1/8" can also be used but an adapter is needed.

Supports 1 to 5 switches
USB hot plug-ins for Mac or PC/Windows
Standard 1/8" plug for switch connection
Supports industry standard single switch software applications
4 template configurations
Change templates with a touch of a button
No additional USB software drivers required

USB Star

Tash Incorporated

$215

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#525326

Each switch is 2.25" / 6.5 cm diameter and slightly recessed. Comes with five colored stickers. Slight tactile and auditory feedback.

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Infrared Optical Activation

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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SCATIR

Tash Incorporated

$425-500
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#51150 with Sensor
#51200 with Eyeglass Mounting Kit
#51250 with Gooseneck Mounting Kit
#51300 SCATIR Switch Deluxe includes all SCATIR Mounting and Accessories

The Self-Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared (SCATIR) Switch is a momentary-contact optical switch with auditory feedback.

The SCATIR switch works by detecting a beam of reflected pulsed infrared light.

It is suitable for use with a variety of control gestures, such as eye-blink, eyebrow movement, finger movement, head movement, and facial muscle movement. It can be activated at a distance so the controlling body part does not need to be in physical contact with the switch sensor.

Enhanced version from the Michigan State University SCATIR switch.

Specifications:

1.25 in x 4 in x 4.25 in
3 cm x 10 cm x 11 cm
Auditory feedback. This auditory feedback can be enabled or disabled by means of an internal selector switch.
Shipped with a (Ni/MH) rechargeable battery

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Light Touch / Proximity

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Adjustable Beam Switch

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$550
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL210 Adjustable Beam Switch with 3 pin connector
This sensor projects an invisible beam of light. Switch activation occurs when the head is moved beyond the adjusted sensing range. A set screw on the barrel of the switch allows the activation range to be adjusted up to maximum distance of fifteenj (15) inches. When used in conjunction with the ASL105 Electronic Head Array, the adjustable beam switch functions as a passive stop switch and a reset switch. Designed to work in conjunction with the ASL 105 to allow head position to control the switch activation.

Cylindrical Proximity Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-CP $245
PSSW-CP & PCM1 $485
2 CP switches & PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Cylindrical Proximity Switch PSSW-CP
Power Module PCM-1
This sensor’s cylindrical design is ideally shaped for hand, finger or toe control. A yellow light indicates activation. An optional hand strap is available to ensure proper sensor placement. Sensing range is adjustable from touch to 3/8 in.

Size of 2 3/4L x 3/8 Diameter in.

 

Fiber Optic Eye-Blink Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.
PSSW-EB $140
PSSW-EB with PCM-2 $585
http://www.amdi.net

Fiber Optic Eye-Blink Switch PSSW-EB
Power Module PCM-2
This switch works best when eye-blinking is the only movement the user is able to perform. The sensor is capable of discriminating between random eye-blinks and purposeful controlled eye-blinks. A head strap is included and the device can also be used with other body parts in fiber-optic mode.Sensing range of 1/4 in.
Size of 3/4 L x 1/4 Diameter in.

Fiber Optic Sensor

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$610
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL202_3-Pin
Fiber Optic Sensor with 3 pin connector

The ASL 202 is a single function switch with a round target area 1/4 inch in diameter. It has an adjustable activation range from touch to 2.5 inches. The fiber optic switch can be programmed for either NO or NC operation. In the normally open operation (NO) mode, switch activation occurs when an object is detected in the adjusted range. In the normally closed (NC) mode, switch activation occurs when an object is no longer detected in the adjusted range.Designed for those requiring small, fine, no force switch types.

Flat Mini Beam Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc. PSSW-MB $245
PSSW-MB & PCM1 $485
2 MB switches & PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Flat Mini Beam PSSW-MB
Power Module PCM-1
This is the smallest and flattest sensor in the series. Its large sensing range and small size makes it suitable for a range of applications. A green light indicates power and a yellow light indicates activation.

Sensing range of 1 1/2 in.
Size of 7/8 L x 1/2 W x 1/8 H in.

 

Micro Light

Tash Incorporated

$61
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

Activated by pressing down on the top surface with a feather light touch! Threaded insert on the bottom makes mounting easy with a standard "4-40" screw (available at electronics stores). Tactile and auditory feedback. #58500

Mini-Moon Proximity Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-MM $245
PSSW-MM & PCM1 $485
2 MM switches & PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Mini-Moon Proximity Switch PSSW-MM
Power Module PCM-1
This pancake-shaped switch is especially suitable for users who need to use their head to activate a switch. It is particularly useful for use on lap trays. With its high sensitivity and larger sensing range, this sensor switch can quickly replace other round-shaped switches.
Sensing range of 1/4 in. Size of 5/8 H x 2 1/2 Diameter in.

 

 

Photo-Electric Sensor

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$550
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL209_3-Pin
Adjustable Photo-Electric Sensor with 3 pin connector

This switch projects a cone shaped, invisible beam of light to an adjustable maximum distance of twenty-one (21) inches. Switch activation occurs when any object passes through or is detected in the target area. The ASL 209 should be considered when the available switch site is dependent on controlled gross movement. Designed for those that require a gross movement switch detection, but have control over their movements.

Piezo Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-PS $30
PSSW-PS with PCM-3 $295
http://www.amdi.net

Piezo Switch PSSW-PS
with Power Module PCM-3
This device can easily be activated with the smallest of muscle movements, such as the raise of an eyebrow or the clenching of a jaw. The sensor can also be activated by a temperature change caused by breath or touch. An adjustable sensitivity control enables the sensor to discriminate between random movements and purposeful ones while still detecting the slightest movement. An adjustable delay allows the user the needed time to prepare for their next action. This round touch sensor comes with mounting straps.
Sensing range at touch.

Proximity Sensor, non-adjustable

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$550

http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL204_3-Pin
Non-Adjustable Proximity Sensor with 3 pin connector

ASL Proximity "no touch" switch and 3 pin connector made to interface with any ASL non proportional driver controls. This single function switch has an activation range of touch to 1/2 inch. Activation occurs when it senses a hand or another part of the body in the activation area. Designed for those requiring gross, robust switch types that do not encourage use of additional force.

Proximity Switch, adjustable

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-AP $245
PSSW-AP & PCM1 $485
2 AP switches and PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Proximity Switch, adjustable PSSW-AP
Power Module PCM-1
This sensor switch features adjustability in sensing range from touch to over half an inch. It can be mounted behind a panel of wood, plastic, vinyl, foam and many more materials while still maintaining its sensitive functionality. A green light indicates power and a yellow light indicates activation.
Sensing range is adjustable from touch to 5/8 in.
Size of 2 1/16 L x 1 3/16 W x 9/16 H in.

Proximity Switch, non-adjustable

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-NA $245
PSSW-NA & PCM1 $485
2 NA switches and PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Proximity Switch, non-adjustable PSSW-NA
Power Module PCM-1
An excellent general-purpose switch, this proximity sensor is small enough to use as a head-switch and sensitive enough to function through padded headrests and plastic trays. A red light indicates activity. The flat rectangular package has mounting holes for easy installation
Sensing range of 1/4 in.
Size of 2 L x 3/8 H in.

Reflective Beam Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-RB $245
PSSW-RB & PCM1 $485
2 RB switches and PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Reflective Beam Switch PSSW-RB
Power Module PCM-1
This sensor switch is well suited for users with poor control of their movements. It can be mounted on a chest plate to detect up and down head motion. Any motion into the beam will activate the switch. A red light indicates activity. Mounting hardware is included.Sensing range is adjustable from 2 to 8 in.
Size of 2 1/8 L x 3/4 Diameter in.

Ultra Thin Proximity Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

PSSW-UT $245
PSSW-UT& PCM1 $485
2 UT switches and PCM4 $950
http://www.amdi.net

Ultra Thin Proximity Switch PSSW-UT
Power Module PCM-1
With a petite package size, this ultra-thin switch can easily fit into very small places. It can be operated by users with a light control of their head, hands, feet, fingers or toes. A green light indicates power and a yellow light indicates activation. Sensing range of 1/8 in.
Size of 1 1/4L x 3/4W x 5/16H in.

Proximity Sensor, adjustable

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$550
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL208_3-Pin
Adjustable Proximity Sensor with 3 pin connector

This single function switch has an activation range of touch to 1/2 inch. Activation occurs when it senses a hand or other body part in the adjusted activation range. This switch is able to detect a hand, head, or knee through an inch of foam, plastic, or wood. Designed for those requiring gross, robust switch types that do not encourage use of additional force.

 

 

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Multiple Function Switches

2 Function Switches

see also Pneumatic for sip & puff

 

 

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Dual Lolly Switch

Zygo Industries

$105
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM-40/2 Lolly Switch
Force: 3-5 oz. (0.08-0.14 kg)
Travel: 1/64" (0.4 mm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

singl Lolly shown

Dual Plate Switch

Zygo Industries

$185
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM 12 Dual Plate Switch
Force: 1.5 oz. (42 gms)
Travel: 1/64" (0.04 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

single Plate shown

Dual Pushbutton
Switch

Zygo Industries

$185
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM13 Dual Pushbutton Switch
Opening: 1-14" Dia. (3.2 cm Dia)
Force: 2 oz. (56 gms)
Travel: 1/32" (0.08 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

single Pushbutton shown

Rocking Action Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$98
http://www.amdi.net

Rocking Action Switch SW-RA
The Rocking Action Switch operates similar to a seesaw where both sides operate independently from one another.
This is suitable for users with a limited range of motion, enabling them to engage in two separate activities through one switch without moving a great distance.
Activation is indicated with an audible click. The two-tone colored top measures at 7 x 2.75 in. wide.

Sip/Puff Switch

Origin Instruments

$295
http://orin.com/

The Origin Instruments Corporation Sip/Puff Switch is a head mounted accessory used to actuate a two position switch by a simple sip or puff. It consists of a headset with attached mouth tube and a switch box connected to the headset by a second plastic tube. Sips and puffs are converted to switch closures inside the Sip/Puff switch box. These switch events are made available on two connectors labeled "Sip" and "Puff."

The Sip/Puff Switch is ideal for accessing devices such as HeadMouse® Extreme, mouse emulators, augmentative communication devices, adapted toys, and devices accessed or controlled by scanning.

 

 

4 Function Switches

 

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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4 Lolly Switch

Zygo Industries

$290
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM-40/4 Lolly Switch
Force: 3-5 oz. (0.08-0.14 kg)
Travel: 1/64" (0.4 mm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

 

4 Plate Switch

Zygo Industries

$225
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM 15 4 Plate Switch
Force: 1.5 oz. (42 gms)
Travel: 1/64" (0.04 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

4 Pushbutton
Switch

Zygo Industries

$225
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM13 Dual Pushbutton Switch
Opening: 1-14" Dia. (3.2 cm Dia)
Force: 2 oz. (56 gms)
Travel: 1/32" (0.08 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Plastic
Connection: Mini-phone jack

5 Function Switches

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Joystick with Pad

Tash Incorporated

$280
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#50120

A great switch for people who can maneuver a joystick but need a large one. The joystick has four positions, and the fifth switch is activated by pressing the brown raised pad. This is a very rugged switch! Tactile and auditory feedback.

Mini Joystick with Push

Tash Incorporated

$280
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#50200

Four switches are activated by moving the joystick in four directions; the fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips are included: one is flexible rubber and can be cut to desired size, and the other is hard plastic. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Penta

Tash Incorporated

$150
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#50240

For people with fine motor skills and good targeting ability. The five switches are small (.3" / 1 cm diameter) and activated by pressing down on buttons. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Star

Tash Incorporated

$190

http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#50260

Each switch is 2.25" / 6.5 cm diameter and slightly recessed. Comes with five colored stickers. Slight tactile and auditory feedback.

5 Tread
Switch

Zygo Industries

$550
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

M-1 Tread SwitchForce: 5 oz. (0.15 kg)
Travel: 3/16" (0.5 cm)
Feedback: Auditory / Tactile
Material: Metal with foam rubber surface and base
Connection: Mini-phone jack

 

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Pneumatic Switches

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Lip Switch

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$150
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL301 Lip Switch
This tiny momentary switch allows a "Sip & Puff" user to access the control capabilities of a powerchair's electronics by lip movement. The switch is mounted approximately 1/2 inch from the end of the Sip & Puff straw and plugs into the reset port on the controller. To change modes, the user presses the switch with their lip.Designed for those that required a light touch mechanical switch that can be activated by their lip or tongue.

Pneumatic Switch

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.

$300
http://www.asl-inc.com

ASL308 Pneumatic Swtich - "Sip & Puff" Switch

This dual function switch is also known as a "Sip and Puff" switch. A Sip will activate one switch while a puff will activate the other switch. Designed for those that wish to use breath control to activate 2 switch closures.

Pneumatic Switch

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

Pneumatic Switch CM-3
Pressure: 0.02 psi (1 cm of water)CM-3 Pneumatic Switch
Feedback: None
Material: Plastic
Connection: 3/16" Slide terminals

Size: 2-1/4" x 1-1/2" x 1/2" (5 x 4 x 1 cm)
Weight: 1/2 oz. (0.02 kg)

Pneumatic Switch with Squeeze Ball

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

Pneumatic Switch with Squeeze Ball CM-3-2
See Zygo CM-3 Specifications

Feedback: None
Ball Material: Rubber

Ball Size: 2-1/4" x 1-5/8" D (6 cm L x 4 cm D)
Ball Weight: 1 oz. (0.03 kg)

Pneumatic Switch with Hardware

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

CM-3-3 Pneumatic Switch with Hardware
See CM-3 Specifications

Hardware clamps to flat surfaces.

Supplied with saliva trap.

Pneumatic

Tash Incorporated

$245
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#51000 Short
#51010 Long A sip and puff switch - to activate one switch, you "sip" and to activate the other, you "puff". Internal saliva trap allows for easy cleaning.

* Pneumatic-short (5"/12.5cm neck) #51000
* Pneumatic-long (14"/35cm neck) with extended tube for swivel clamp mounting #51010.

Sip/Puff Switch

Origin Instruments

$295
http://orin.com/

The Origin Instruments Corporation Sip/Puff Switch is a head mounted accessory used to actuate a two position switch by a simple sip or puff. It consists of a headset with attached mouth tube and a switch box connected to the headset by a second plastic tube. Sips and puffs are converted to switch closures inside the Sip/Puff switch box. These switch events are made available on two connectors labeled "Sip" and "Puff."

The Sip/Puff Switch is ideal for accessing devices such as HeadMouse® Extreme, mouse emulators, augmentative communication devices, adapted toys, and devices accessed or controlled by scanning.

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Pull Activated Switch

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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String Switch

AbleNet, Inc.

$35
http://ablenetinc.com

The String Switch is ideal for users who have limited finger and hand mobility, as well as those with minimal strength. All it takes is a slight pull to activate the switch. Features a three-year warranty. Product Code: 1-SS


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Sound Activated Switches

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Sound Switch

Zygo Industries

$290
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

 

made by InvoTek, Inc.

The Sound Switch's primary application is to provide a switch closure to control other assistive devices in response to sound production.  It is expected that this device will be used by persons who have limited ability to produce sounds with the larynx or voice box because of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, brainstem stroke, or nerve damage due to injury or surgery.

The Sound Switch weighs less than a pound and is packaged in a plastic case that measures 4.5 inches x 2.5 inches x .75 inch. All controls are on the front panel, while the input and output ports are located on the top panel. It has a removable belt clip. The Sound Switch is powered by two AA batteries

Voice Switch

Zygo Industries

$370
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

 

made by InvoTek, Inc

The Voice Switch has two primary applications. The first is to provide a switch closure to control assistive technology in response to sound production. The second application is to train sound production capability by persons with speech disabilities.  It is expected that this device will be used by persons who have limited ability to produce sounds with the larynx or voice box because of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, brainstem stroke, or nerve damage due to injury or surgery. n.

The Voice Switch weighs less than a pound and is packaged in a plastic case that measures 4.5 inches x 2.5 inches x .75 inch. All controls are on the front panel, while the input and output ports are located on the top panel. It has a removable beltclip. The Voice Switch is powered by two AA batteries.

 

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Squeeze Pressure Switches

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Grasp

Tash Incorporated

$120
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#58650

A squeeze or pinch will activate this switch. No tactile or auditory feedback. User must be able to release the grip in approximately 2 seconds to prevent switch latching.

Pneumatic Switch with Squeeze Ball

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

Pneumatic Switch with Squeeze Ball CM-3-2
See Zygo CM-3 Specifications

Feedback: None
Ball Material: Rubber

Ball Size: 2-1/4" x 1-5/8" D (6 cm L x 4 cm D)
Ball Weight: 1 oz. (0.03 kg)

Squeeze Switch

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$95
http://www.amdi.net

Squeese Switch SW-SQ
The Squeeze Switch simply requires a light gripping pressure to operate.

Even users with weak hand muscles will be able to actuate it. Three grip activators of 3/8 in., 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. diameter are included.

 

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Switch Accessories

Switch Adaptors

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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Switch Box

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

$60
http://www.amdi.net

Switch Box XSWBX
The Switch Box can control up to ten (10) different switches. It is powered by a USB 1.1 or higher port. Users are able to program each switch to emulate a keypad function.

Switch Interface Pro

AbleNet, Inc.
http://ablenetinc.com

Switch Interface Pro - For Keyboard/ADB Connections 1-SIP
The Switch interface from both PC and Mac users! Simply plug Switch Interface Pro in, press a key on the keyboard and you’re ready to use switch software. It’s truly that easy. Great for working on cause-and-effect and other switch-based computer learning. Choose the Switch Interface Pro if you want to connect it to the keyboard port on a windows computer or to an ADB port on a Macintosh computer. Manufactured by Don Johnston Inc.

JoyBox

JoyCable

Zygo Industries

http://www.zygo-usa.com/

The JoyBox is a flexible switch input adaptor. It is a USB switch box that works with most popular switch software. It is a simple plug and play device that needs no software installing.

The JoyCable is a simpler, more compact version that only has two inputs, ideal if you only use two switches.
When you plug a JoyBox or JoyCable into the USB port, it is recognized by Microsoft Windows as a Game Controller, or Joystick. Switches connected to any of the eight numbered connectors activate the fire buttons. Switches connected to the four direction connectors will 'move' the joystick

Wireless Switch Converter

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.

WSC-TX $65
WSC-RX $85
http://www.amdi.net

Wireless Switch Converter
WSC-TX (Transmitter)
WSC-RX (Receiver)The Wireless Switch Converter is an RF remote control that enables the user to operate devices from up to 25 feet away, even if the transmitter and receiver are in separate rooms. This is especially suited for users who are unable to move around an area, yet rely on their augmentative and alternative communicator on a regular basis. In addition, for wheelchair users who find that switch cables are constantly breaking, the compact design of this wireless switch converter resolves that concern. Furthermore, there is no worry about being bound to a specific switch for wireless use. This control can be used with any switch with a standard 3.5 mm plug. In addition, transmitters and receivers are color coded to represent different frequencies.
* Wireless operation from up to 25 feet away
* Suited for use with all switches with 3.5 mm plug
* Three functions: Direct, Momentary, and Latch
* Shatterproof high impact plastic case
* Compact design to minimize storage space
* Light-weight and very portable

PowerLink3

AbleNet, Inc.

$189
http://ablenetinc.com

PowerLink® 3 control unit 1-PL3D
The PowerLink® 3 control unit gives students the ability to control most electric appliances, tools and toys with single switches. PowerLink 3 control unit also gives students the power to take turns operating devices, activate two devices in sequence or experience the freedom of choice making when deciding between two activities. Four modes of control, including Direct, Latch, Timed Seconds and Timed Minutes let you choose the amount of time the activity requires to ensure student success. PowerLink 3 delivers 1700 watts of power - enough to run most electrical appliances, tools and toys. Team PowerLink 3 with the AirLink cordless switch or use the PowerLink's built in switch jacks for corded switch activation
Four Modes of Control
Direct: Keeps appliances ON as long as the switch is activated.
Timed Seconds: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 seconds with each switch activation.
Timed Minutes: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 minutes with each switch activation.
Latch: First switch activation turns appliance ON; second activation turns it OFF.

* 1700 watts of power to control most plug-in appliances
* Choice feature allows two appliances to be turned on in sequence
* Two double outlets allows two appliances to be turned on simultaneously
* Two switch input jacks
* Remote receiver allows cordless operation with AirLink
* Four modes of control
* Convenient carrying handle and cord wrap
* Mounting available

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Cables

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

Description

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9-Pin to USB cable

Tash Incorporated

$100
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#25310

Converts the 9-Pin versions of Tash multiple switches into a USB connection for direct computer input as a mouse.

Connector A1

Tash Incorporated

$35
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#43420 CA-1

Allows you to plug 2 single switches into a device with a stereo jack

Connector A4

Tash Incorporated

$35
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#43580 CA-4

Allows you to use a dual switch with 1 device that is operated by a single switch.

Connector A5

Tash Incorporated

$105
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#43530 CA-5

Allows you to use 5 single switches to operate any device that accepts 1 multiple switch (ie. that has a 9 pin D sub connector)

Connector A6

Tash Incorporated

$85
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#43540 CA-6

Allows you to use 1 multiple switch with 5 devices that are each operated by a single switch

Toy Cables

Tash Incorporated

$10
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#43780 (AA or C):
#43790 (D Size):

To adapt your toys for switch Access you will need:
* Any Single Switch
* A Tash Toy Cable (3 feet long).
Any battery-operated toy or appliance with AA, C or D batteries. Insert the copper disk at the end of the Toy Cable between the battery and battery contact. Turn the toy on - it should not work, since you have interrupted its connection to the battery. Plug your switch into the 1/8" jack at the other end of the Toy Cable. Activate the switch to operate the toy.

 

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Switch Locks and Timers



Device, Vendor, Price, Link

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Power-Link

Minotech Technology
$cost
http://www.mino
mech.com/

Power-up or "re-boot" your computer with any standard switch!
This one is for everyone who ever wanted an alternative way to turn on your computer or to reboot it.  The solution is as simple as using a different switch!

Newer desktop PC's have their power control built into the motherboard, we use this feature to add a standard jack so you can plug in the switch that works best for you.  Now you can turn your own computer on or off, or even reboot when it locks up.  No software to load, no hardware conflicts.

Switch Latch and Timer, Single

AbleNet, Inc.

$75
http://ablenet
inc.com

Single Switch Latch and Timer (1-SSLAT)

Use AbleNet Switch Latch and Timers whenever you need to add Modes of Control to any switch accessible toy or appliance. Use with any pre-adapted device, or use our Battery Device Adapter to create you own adapted toy or appliance. All Switch Latch and Timers include three modes of control that determine the amount of time the appliance operates once the switch is activated:

Timed Seconds: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 seconds with each switch activation.
Timed Minutes: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 minutes with each activation.
Latch: First switch activation turns appliance ON; second activation turns it OFF.
Three modes of control, including timed minutes, timed seconds and latch mode, let you choose the amount of time the activity requires to ensure student success. Requires a 9-volt battery (not included).

Switch Latch and Timer, Dual

AbleNet, Inc.

$95.00
http://ablenetinc.com

Dual Switch Latch and Timer (1-DSLAT) Use AbleNet Switch Latch and Timers whenever you need to add Modes of Control to any switch accessible toy or appliance. Use with any pre-adapted device, or use our Battery Device Adapter to create you own adapted toy or appliance. All Switch Latch and Timers include three modes of control that determine the amount of time the appliance operates once the switch is activated:

Timed Seconds: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 seconds with each switch activation.
Timed Minutes: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 minutes with each activation.
Latch: First switch activation turns appliance ON; second activation turns it OFF.

Switch Latch and Timer, Choice

AbleNet, Inc.

$95
http://ablenetinc.com

Choice Switch Latch and Timer (1-CSLAT) Use AbleNet Switch Latch and Timers whenever you need to add Modes of Control to any switch accessible toy or appliance. Use with any pre-adapted device, or use our Battery Device Adapter to create you own adapted toy or appliance. All Switch Latch and Timers include three modes of control that determine the amount of time the appliance operates once the switch is activated:

Timed Seconds: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 seconds with each switch activation.
Timed Minutes: Runs appliance from 1 to 60 minutes with each activation.
Latch: First switch activation turns appliance ON; second activation turns it OFF.

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Switch Testers

Device, Vendor, Price, Link

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Ability Switch Tester

Tash Incorporated

$115
http://www.ablenetinc.com/

#65955

Tash's Ability Switch Tester is a great unit for testing your switches. All three types of switches - single, dual, and multiple; plug in directly and may be tested.
Suitable for:
* Evaluating a number of different clients on switches: an auditory beep and light will indicate that your client has successfully activated a switch
* Isolating problems: if your switch will not activate a particular device, you can find out whether it's your switch or the device that is not working!

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Wireless Connectivity

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