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Cellphone Mount and Switch-Adapter Box

What is it?

The Cellphone Mount and Switch-Adapter Box is a device that enables a client to use a cellphone without having to rely on their fingers or their caregiver.

CanAssist created a mount that positions the cellphone at the end of the wheelchair's armrest so it is secure and easy to see. A switch-adapter box is positioned nearby, allowing the client to control thier cellphone by simply pressing a large button – called an accessibility switch – however they can. By pressing and holding this switch, the cellphone's voice-activation system turns on. Using microphone-equipped headphones, the client can then use the voice-activation feature of the phone to call friends and family and to replay messages.


Key Features

  • promotes independent use of cellphone
  • mounts cellphone securely to wheelchair
  • enables control of cellphone with accessibility switch and voice

 

Who is it for?

This device was developed for a client with dexterity challenges who wanted to use their cellphone without having to rely on their fingers or a caregiver.

 

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