Fascinating what ideas we can come up with - I had a flashing sign with lights and a small beep connected to a wifi or wired pressure pad under a mat near the loo! Combine something like these signs http://www.alertus.com/ada/ with these http://www.grandoffers.co.uk/product.asp?cookiecheck=yes&P_ID=215 Maybe the neon sign is a bit over the top but I am sure a more discrete one could be designed!
You could put any ideas on www.realisepotential.org and then perhaps someone would come along to make it happen! Happy New Year!
Mrs E.A. Draffan
WAIS, ECS, University of Southampton,
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Subject: Re: Technology solution required
An electrician may be able to adapt something like the Additional Vibration Pad for (Ei175 and Ei176) deaf alarms at:
to meet the requirement.
Otherwise you may have to ask a handyman, contractor or electrician to make the vibrating pad(s) that you want.
All that is required is a small electric motor with an unbalanced weight, cam or eccentric disc that is allowed to rotate, i.e. knock, against a sounding board (which may be the door itself - if it is made of wood or other suitable material).
The type of motor to which I refer is listed at:
Such motors are used in products such as the Vibrating Floor Pad at:
Alternatively a loudspeaker mounted on a sounding board that is connected to a low frequency oscillator should do the same job.
The more usual problem is to prevent vibration – not to create it!
Peter Hamlin [Tel: 0 (044) 1895 279158 Fax: 0 (044) 1895 279737] Rehabilitation Engineer North Thames Regional Environmental Control Equipment Service (NT RECES) Alderbourne Rehabilitation Unit (Entrance 'C' - off Royal Lane) The Hillingdon Hospitals (THH) NHS Foundation Trust Pield Heath Road Uxbridge Middlesex