We have used successfully an R-Net Bluetooth module for the driving control system with a number of our clients - which enables you to switch from driving mode to PC mode to control cursor on up to two (off the top of my head) Bluetooth devices. Its very cost effective if the chair already uses the Rnet system, however we have had the electronics replaced on a wheelchair that was not R-Net controlled before. Hope this helps.
Advanced Occupational Therapist
Regional Communication Aid Service
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Centre for Neuro-Rehabilitation and Neuro-Psychiatry
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 2875240
Fax: 0191 2875250
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From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christos Christoforidis
Sent: 02 October 2017 16:36
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Subject: Joystick mouse mounting challenge
I have spent a lot of time looking for a solution to my challenge and I thought of asking the group the question before either spendind a lot of money, or trying to build something myself...
We have seen a gentleman with CP who is a powered wheelchair user (right hand joystick). We have seen him for a computer access assessment. After trying a few things, it seems that an Optima Joystick from Inclusive and some kind of OSK with dwell function would be ideal for him. During the assessment, I held the joystick in an area roughly to the right of his wheelchair joystick (so on the inside of his wheelchair) and his control and selections were very good. He was pleased with selecting speed.
My initial thought was to mount this joystick somehow on his desk, in a way safe for him to drive his wheelchair close to the desk and then use it. I have looked for hinged and telescopic shelves but can find something that would work for him.
Although he is very accurate with his driving, ideally, the mouse joystick should be out of his way during his approach to the desk and then (somehow) put it in place for PC use. (but this is not that necessary)
I have seen this from inclusive: "http://www.inclusive.co.uk/bjoy-ring-wireless" which may be an option but just wondering if anybody had any other (more cost effective and practical) ideas.
Christos Christoforidis MIPEM
Direct line: 01202 705271
Environmental Control Service for Dorset, Hampshire and IOW Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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