Serving the Seating & Wheeled Mobility Professional
This system has combined electronics within
the head array for ease of access. With the
touch of a switch, the ATOM Electronic Head
Array — in conjunction with ASL 557-2 ATOM
Wireless Dual Switch Receiver, ASL 557-3 ATOM
Wireless Triple Switch Receiver, and ASL 558
ATOM Wireless Mouse Emulator — can be used
as a wireless switch interface for computer
access, communication devices or I devices.
Switch settings and adjustments give the
ATOM 104 head array a simple functionality.
Directional indicator helps the clinician or ATP
to see when a client accesses a switch.
This wireless mouse emulator, created
to pair with the ASL 104 ATOM
Electronic Head Array, plugs directly
into the USB port on a communication
device or computer. Full mouse emulation
can be achieved with just three
switch inputs: Right moves the mouse cursor right/left on the screen.
Forward moves the mouse up/down. Left controls left click, double
click and drag. The wireless connection works directly with the 104
ATOM Electronic Head Array when it’s in the user switch mode.
Four proximity sensors enable
the driver to operate a power
wheelchair by covering the corresponding
forward, reverse, left or
right sensor. This Atom proximity
array can be used as a wireless
switch interface for computer
access or communication devices.
The system is usually mounted in
the ASL 601 Full Lap Tray Driving
Platform or in an ASL 619 Eclipse
Tray, though it can be used with
no tray. Sensors can be positioned
anywhere inside the tray.
Power wheelchair clients who need help to keep their hands and wrists optimally positioned can gain the efficiency they need with this new Adaptive Switch Labs support. The wrist pad can be moved and adjusted as needed to keep a client’s hand and wrist perfectly positioned to prevent debilitating fatigue. Once positioning is established, the power chair user will be able to more effectively and easily access driving and other power chair controls.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2015:
I really like ASL’s new ATOM head array. The fact that standard in the head array is a system that allows the user to interface with a computer or AAC device makes it a less expensive option and negates needing to order products that frequently are not funded by payor sources. With this head array, the user can actually truly turn the chair on and off instead of having to go into sleep or idle mode, which is great for the client, too. The clear connection port is also great because it makes it easy to know whether the user is operating the chair or in the alternative mode.
— Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa (Fla.)
This fully proportional joystick has a built-in mode change function and requires just 18 grams of force to deflect. Pushing directly down from neutral will reset the chair to the next mode that is turned on. A new feature: Changing the slide switch on the interface will allow the client to reset the reverse direction. This will benefit those who, due to weakness, don’t have another switch site available or can’t remove their hands from the joystick.
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