Adaptive Switch Laboratories
Thanks to ASL's Micro Mini joystick, clients with profound weakness -spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, ALS - can use a proportional control to operate their power wheelchairs because the Micro Mini joystick requires virtually no force to move. The client rests a finger on top of the joystick and can drive by producing just a slight movement in the direction he/she wants to go. This very compact control can be mounted in a tray or contained in a 1x1-inch box that's about a half-inch in height. A new Ring Mount allows the control to mount in the palm of the client's hand.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2014:
Very small compact proportional control designed for operation using one finger with very slight motion or force. Functions very similar to an isometric driver control. Often mounted in a tray, hand platform or with the new ring mount (pictured). Intended for individuals with disabilities that lead to profound weakness: SMA, MD, ALS.
- Mike Babinec, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP Global Product Manager/Wheelchair Electronics, Invacare Corp.