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Headband-Operated EMG Switch A technology helps that people communicate simply by contracting the muscles in their face. Clients are fitted with a special headband and when they move their facial muscles, a switch or other device is activated.

Headband-Operated EMG Switch with Mouse Click Box The electrical activity produced by contracting one’s facial muscles activates a Mouse Click Box which, in turn, can be programmed to control a function on a computer or activate some other device.

Laser Pointer This technology allows clients to activate toys and appliances by pointing their heads toward a laser-sensitive target. It can be used in classrooms to spell out words.

EMG Switch with iPod Two CanAssist technologies are combined so a young man can control an iPod simply by moving his facial muscles.

Head-Activated Piano Pedal A talented musician was unable to use her piano pedals. We created a technology that lets her push the pedal by moving her head.

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