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Re: Low Profile Proportional Joystick

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jeremy linskell <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:52:41 +0000

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Hi Emilia

The Mini joystick is a very good device, but I would personally think twice
about mounting one in the way you suggest -  as it is not easy to mount and
not particularly robust -  unless you have a very good method for mounting
it and protecting it on the tray. Also it is very expensive if you don't
require the sensitivity that it offers. If you have room for the mini-push
that you referred to then I would have thought that one of the HMC 'Compact'
joysticks, such as
http://www.hmc-products.com/en/Catalog/INPUTDEVICES/InputDevices-HMCCompatib
le/0035-7018a.html would do?

Cheers

Jeremy


Jeremy Linskell CEng, CSci, MIPEM
Principal Clinical Scientist
Electronic Assistive Technology Service
Ninewells Hospital
NHS Tayside
tel: 01382-496286
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Editorial Board Member of Journal of Assistive Technologies
http://pierprofessional.metapress.com/content/121393
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul Nisbet
> Sent: 08 February 2013 17:59
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Low Profile Proportional Joystick
>
> Hi Emilia
>
> The HMC mini joystick is very mini: see http://www.hmc-
> products.com/en/Catalog/INPUTDEVICES/InputDevices-DXcompatible.html. I've
> used the USB versions and they are very precise and light touch.
>
> It's listed as a DX part on their web site - see 'DX-RJM-MINI Mini
> Joystick' on http://www.dynamiccontrols.com/dealers/products/dx2 so
> Dynamic here in the UK may stock it.
>
> Otherwise I think Smile Rehab sell them in the UK if you can't get it
> direct from HMC.
>
> Paul
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals.
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Emilia Leech
> Sent: 08 February 2013 16:30
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Low Profile Proportional Joystick
>
> Hi All,
>
> Does anyone know of a low profile proportional joystick that can be used
> for driving compatible with a Dynamic control system?
> I'm looking for a low profile as the user drives with a tray and it needs
> to be positioned midline with the tray in place. The standard joysticks
> are too high and there is limited space with a cut out in the tray.
>
> Something like the Mini Joystick switch (http://www.inclusive.co.uk/mini-
> joystick-with-push-p5209) but as a proportional joystick would be
> suitable.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Emilia Leech
> Trainee Clinical Scientist
>
> Chailey Heritage Clinical Services (CHCS) Rehabilitation Engineering
> Service (RES) Beggars Wood Road North Chailey Nr Lewes East Sussex
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