Past Featured Items
Brought to you by:
Carol Magliocco, Amy Norton, Stacey Fulton, Ann Bedard, and JoAnne Lambert, EASTCONN’s Assistive Technology Team
OPTIMAX Wireless Joystick
by Pretorian Technologies
The OPTIMAX Wireless Joystick is a unique wireless joystick, ideal for users with motor skill difficulties, to access any tablet or PC with a USB port. It includes three different handles (joystick knob, soft sponge and tbar) in order to customize based on student’s individual needs. It can be used up to 10 meters away from device. The OPTIMAX Wireless Joystick was added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.
by FRS Solutions (Forbes Rehab Services)
ProSlate 8D is an iPad mini converted into a “dedicated device” funded by insurance (or Medicaid/Husky). The ProSlate includes one app of choice, protective case that is water and sand resistant, optional magnetic keyguard, built-in kickstand, built-in handle, and Bluetooth speaker that amplifies the iPad’s volume for noisy environments. The speaker can also detach and be worn around the neck. The ProSlate includes a 5 year warranty by the company that converted it to an SGD, Forbes Rehab Services Inc., which goes beyond the warranty Apple provides as it is designed to be used as an AAC device.
Nuud case for iPad Mini
The Nuud case by Lifeproof completely protects the iPad mini from liquids, snow, sand, dirt, mud, and foods. Despite its lightweight design it also protects from drops up to 4ft. It comes with a removable shoulder strap for portability, but lacks a kickstand. The Lifeproof case was added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.
The Slapband is a capacitive stylus that works with all heat sensitive touch screens such as the iPad. What sets this stylus apart is that both ends activate the screen. This allows the user to pick up the stylus in either direction. Another unique feature is how it can be worn for ease of materials management. The Slapband stylus can be worn as a slap bracelet, or wrapped around a backpack loop. The Slapband was added to the AT Lending Library through support from the CT Tech Act.