Grid Pad Pro

The Grid Pad Pro is a powerful device with a range of communication aids that are packed with features. The Grid Pad Pro has high-quality audio, multiple access options, and our servus environment control. The Grid Pad Pro is available in an 11”, 13”, and 18” versions and can be used as a portable device or mounted on a wheelchair.

The Grid Pad has easy access by using a responsive touch screen. You can also use specific key guards that will suit your needs. The Grid Pad Pro also comes with two switch ports and the option for wireless switch input using wireless Joycable accessories. The headphone socket will split the sound ready for auditory scanning. There are also two spare USB ports that allows for other alternative access devices to be used with the Grid Pad Pro, like a head mouse, joystick, or Brainfingers.

The Grid Pad Pro provides a complete AAC solution for people communicating with symbols, text, or a combination of both. It does have other features such as Computer Control, a complete suite of accessible apps, interactive learning resources, and access to the online grid portal. Updates and resources are simple when trying to edit or add something new to the grid such as cells or downloading a whole new grid set, which can all be done through your device. The grid can also be used to replace the remote controls that normally operate TV, music centers, and other systems that maybe similar.

Picture of the Grid Pad that is turned on with all the different symbols that the device offers

To learn more about The Grid Pad, you can visit Thinksmartbox.com where you can speak to local dealers about getting the Grid or for more information about the Grid Pad.

Verbally Speech App for iPad

Verbally Augmentative and Alternative Communication logo

Verbally is a top-selling Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that has comprehensive assisted speech solutions for the iPad. Unlike many other AAC solutions, Verbally has a unique and simple design that allows users to communicate quickly and effectively in any setting. Verbally creative communication, self-expression and most importantly conversation.

Verbally core Words Grid offers over 50 essential words, which saves you over 50% of the time it takes to input a sentence. The core-phrases Grid offers a dozen common phrases to make communicating easier and faster. Verbally also features word prediction that learns words and names to help make your typing significantly faster. Verbally also has three keyboard layouts with a choice of male or female voices.

Verbally is a free app that requires no WiFi or 3G connection. This app can be used to aid anyone with apraxia, ALS, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, or muscular dystrophy. Verbally is only for the iPad running on iOS version 3.2 or higher. Download Verbally from the App Store.

Two person sitting together as one person is using the Verbally app on their iPad

 

Camera Mouse

Camera Mouse Technology is a free program that was developed at Boston College that allows users to control the mouse by simply tracking the movement of their head. For example, users can click on an icon by resting on the icon for a predetermined amount of time.  Camera Mouse is for anyone with purposeful head movement that may not have full use of their hands. To use camera mouse, all you need is a Windows PC and a webcam. Some new features include a pause feature, right-clicking, and an improved way to specify an exclude zone.

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Camera Mouse

EagleEyes

EagelEye is for any individual who may have little to no muscular control, but can control the movement of their eyes. EagleEye is an innovative technology developed at Boston College that acts as a mouse replacement system. By placing five electrodes on the head of users, the program translates the signal received from the electrodes into the position of the mouse pointer on the screen. Users are able to navigate a computer screen by simply moving their eyes. This technology allows users to play games, discover new things, and ultimately progress in education and towards meaningful communication.

To Learn more you can visit EagelEyes

 

The device used for connecting the electrodes from students, that will be translated into the computer program.

Image of student using EagleEyes to play a game in the computer as she's laughing. The teacher is pointing to an icon on the computer screen while two other females are smiling too.