Which muscles can control the EMG switch?
Almost any controllable single muscle on the body can be used to control the Tinkertron EMG Switch, such as pectoral muscles, brow muscles, jaw muscles, cheek muscles, and others.
How much muscle strength is needed to move the switch?
Minimal. Because the EMG Switch is very sensitive, even tiny muscle twitches provide enough electrical signal to be detected and used by the EMG Switch.
Will this work with my power wheelchair?
The EMG Switch can control most power wheelchairs that accept switch input.
What software do I need to install this switch scanner?
Your existing software and computer programs are all that is required, as long as they accept switch input.
This device was developed for persons with very limited muscular control who desire a simple to use tool like an on-off/yes-no switch for their devices in order to communicate, facilitate movement, and control their environment.
Paraplegics with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), brain stem stroke, muscular atrophy, or similar conditions benefit from this lightweight, portable switch. The EMG Switch is an all-in-one solution: all the hardware and software is built right in, ready to be plugged into computers, power wheelchairs, and assistive devices that accept a switch.
“I can truthfully say that this technology intervention has given me the most independence I have enjoyed for over 15 years … With the EMG probe placed on my left pectoral muscle, I have full functionality from the twitch of my shoulder.”
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Read Mr. Gabbert’s full testimonial on his experience with the EMG Switch
Any device or program that accepts switch input can be controlled by the EMG Switch:
- power wheelchairs
- mobility devices
- environmental control devices
- email programs
- other computer programs
- scanning software (ie: EZ Keys)
- communication devices
and many more…
The EMG Switch works right out of the box, with little set-up and calibration required. It is lightweight, portable, rechargeable, and most importantly, is compatible with many devices.
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