Bridges News — Tools for Living and Play


Impulse Switch Price Drop 0

The Impulse Switch is now only $1065.  The manufacturer has cut the price in half for this powerful high tech switch. The impulse allows you to control software and devices with simple voluntary muscular movements.  EMG (Electromy [caption id="attachment_276" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Impulse switch on face and arm"]Impulse switch on face and arm[/caption] ography) sensing electrodes wirelessly transmit EMG signals to the included bluetooth receiver, and the included software processes the activity as a traditional switch “click”.  With a 30-foot wireless range, the Impulse Switch can be worn all the time. Call Bridges to arrange a loan or demo.

Video of Switch Adapted Bowling 0

[caption id="attachment_190" align="alignleft" width="242" caption="Switch adapted leaf blower with PowerLink 3 for bowling."]Switch adapted leaf blower with PowerLink 3 for bowling.[/caption] A little video of switch adapted bowling from Spain using a leaf blower connected to the Powerlink 3? The Powerlink is an old one and of course has the European two prong style plug.  There are more and more of these kinds of activities on Youtube. I found one of balloon blowing with  a powerlink and an air compressor. And this little boy is highly motivated by a switch adapted Elmo. Find something cool, let me know and we'll post the link.

The New Powerlink 4 Enviro Control is Now Shipping! 0

[caption id="attachment_178" align="alignleft" width="107" caption="New Version of the Powerlink 4 from Ablenet"]New Powerlink 4[/caption] No more big teal box.  The Powerlink 4 is sleek, light and compact.  And it’s not just the look that’s changed. The digital display with mode selection means more functionality but still super easy to set-up:
  • On-board display lets you set the exact number of minutes or seconds of control.
  • The new "Count" mode allows for easy, precise data collection.
  • New "Two-switch" mode is a great idea for collaborative activation for safety or cooperative play.
As with the old version, the PowerLink 4 allows switch users to control up to two plug-in electrical appliances with single switches. Six unique modes of control allow you to define exactly how, and for how long, appliances will be turned on. PowerLink will accept any single switch, including AbleNet’s Big or Jelly Beamer wireless switches. You can also get a Jelly Beamer to pair up directly with the control unit.  This is a new design feature we’ll be seeing more of from Ablenet.  Any device labeled Linkable will work together from a distance of over 30 feet away, with just the push of a button.