Horseplay Signaling System

Figure 2: The client wearing the hip belt and preparing to ride in the outdoor arena.

A wireless navigation system for individuals with visual impairments who participate in therapeutic horseback riding. It provides information about specific landmarks so that they can navigate around the arena independently.

On-Task Timer: An Electronic Scheduling Tool for an Employee with Autism

Figure 1a: The On Task Timer consists of an iPod Touch inside a custom case that attaches to the user’s arm and provides a vibration alarm

A scheduling tool for people with autism, based on the iPod Touch or iPhone

Wheelchair Accessible Motion Simulator

Figure 1: Side view of the Wheelchair Accessible Motion Simulator

This is a fun device that enables the clients to experience motion. The teacher or aide pushes the wheelchair onto the platform, and using a joystick control, rocks the user in any direction.

Switch Relay

Figure 1. The switch relay device is attached to a PC and to a communication device. The client can use the same switch to activate the device or toggle control between the two devices.

A device that gives clients control over two different switch-activated devices using only one switch

Comfort Reader 2K6

Figure 1: Client using the reading aid.

A mechanical reading aid that isolates 1-2 lines of text, and allows the to easily scroll through the page. This increases her reading speed.

Flow-Controlled Sports Bottle

Figure 1. Client with flow-controlled sports bottle

A two-cup system that limits the amount of fluid that the user consumes. This prevents the client, who has traumatic brain injury, from taking in too much fluid at once and choking.

Electronically Actuated Lazy Susan

Figure 1. Client using the Lazy Susan.

A motorized lazy Susan. When the client presses a switch, it rotates 1/4 or 1/2 turn to present the client with the next item of interest.

Hearing Loss Simulator

Figure 1: Screenshot of the hearing loss simulator program

A computer program that modifies a sound clip based on a child’s audiogram. This enables the parent or caregiver to “hear” as their child hears, and better understand the extent of the child’s hearing loss.

Tracking Device for People with Visual Impairments

Fig 1: Students and faculty testing the tracking device

A tracking device to help train the user to track objects through a larger field of view.

C-PAD: Audible item counter for vocational training

Figure 1: Client Using C-Pad

This counter is designed to introduce students to the process of template counting utilized by many vocational sites, as well as increase their personal understanding of numbers. As the user places a “widget” on the template, it provides them with the current count.