Technology for Education, Inc.4131 Old Sibley Memorial Hwy, Suite 200
Eagan, Minnesota 55122
Telephone: 800-370-0047 or 651-457-1917.
Discontinued products distributed by Technology for Education, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
HANDIEYE & HANDIEYE PRO
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 6/2011) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- HandiEye is a hands-free mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity, severe physical, or repetetive motion disabilities or spinal cord injury. This device enables the user to smoothly and accurately control the mouse cursor simply by moving his/her head. HandiEye is comprised of infrared camera algorithms that recognize a human face and precisely track its movements, eliminating the need to attach any hardware to the user. The system uses a miniature camera with a base that can be used either as a stand or as a clip. Built-in infrared LEDs enable HandiEye to operate under any lighting conditions, including complete darkness. Auto-click (dwell) allows the system to automatically perform any mouse action when the cursor pauses for a set time, including left click, right click, double click, and drag-and-drop. Auto-Click can be disabled and enabled hands-free by selecting and unselecting one of four toolbar buttons. When combined with an on-screen keyboard (not included) HandiEye can be used for hands-free typing. The system can also operate in an absolute center mode, consistently keeping the cursor centered. HandiEye Pro offers the same features plus the ability to recognize four head gestures: left, right, up, and down. Each gesture can be assigned a corresponding action, such as mouse click, page up, enter, etc. It also provides a means of scrolling up and down a web page or a document using a special controls that appear when Auto-Click is disabled. A zoom feature enables the user to zoom in (hands-free) on the current cursor portion for more precise selection. If the zoom feature is enabled, when cursor pauses, a window with the magnified area around the cursor appears. Use an auto-click to click within the magnified window. Zoom can be enabled/disabled(hands-free) with a toolbar icon.
KIDBOARD WITH SOFTWARE
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 03/2009) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- The kidBoard with Software is a training keyboard deigned to introduce young children with fine motor disabilities to computers and keyboarding. The keyboard plugs into a standard keyboard port and is full sized and full featured. Each alphabet key is also marked with an appropriate picture to identify the letter (for example, a train for "T"). The software includes multimedia educational games. COMPATIBILITY: Available for use with Macintosh and IBM and compatible computers.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 03/2009) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- KidDraw is a drawing program designed for use by children ages three years and up with cognitive and other disabilities. This program consists of a rugged plastic drawing pad with a pen-style, pressure- sensitive stylus that serves as a pointing device and a drawing pen. The stylus can be attached to either side of the tablet for use by right- or left-handed children. The tablet, which includes an arched base to aid in holding it on the child's lap, transfers the artwork directly to the computer screen and the included transparent overlay allows for tracing of existing drawings. The package can also be used for painting, coloring, sketching, and drawing. The included full-featured drawing software package offers several coloring and activity books and KidDraw can be used with many other popular children's drawing programs. COMPATIBILITY: Available for use on Macintosh or IBM and Compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For Macintosh computers, System 7.0 or higher, color graphics capability, and an ADB port are required. For IBM and compatible computers a 386 or higher processor with an available serial port, Windows 3.1 or Windows95, VGA graphics, and 4 or more megabytes memory are required. POWER: AC a dapter. DIMENSIONS: 6 x 8 inch drawing screen.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 09/2006) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- The Liberty Phone is a voice activated cordless telephone designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This 900 MegaHertz, 40-channel cordless telephone comes with a lapel microphone and a headset, and can be mounted on a wheelchair or at bedside. Users can dial up to 30 numbers by saying a name associated with that number, and can answer or hang up with an adaptive switch. Numbers not in memory can be called by using one location to call an operator for assistance. POWER: Uses a 14-day rechargeable battery.
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 12/2002) REPLACED BY smartNAV AT, smartNAV EG, and smartNAV Base (SEE ENTRY). RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- The NaturalPoint trackIR is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. In passive mode, this cursor control system uses four infrared LEDs located behind the unit's opaque front lens to illuminate the reflective material on a body-worn pointing device (available choices include a dot and a ring). A camera in the unit picks up the reflection and transmits it to a data chip for processing. Information about the size, shape, and location of the reflection is transmitted back to the computer via the computer's USB port where trackIR software translates the information into cursor movement. In active mode, the LEDs are turned off and a device that emits infrared light such as the optional wand acts as the tracked object. Other features include game capability that, when activated optimizes the system for computer game playing; dwell clicking for hands-free computer operation; a gravity feature which enables the user to click on hard-to-hit icons and check boxes by briefly locking on the center of the object; a key activated feature which eliminates unintended cursor movement by freezing the cursor until the "center" key is pressed; and multiple custom user profile capability which automatically set the system to user preferences when his/her profile is loaded. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 2000/Millenium, Pentium 166 processor or better, five megabytes (MB) of hard drive space, 16 MB RAM, and an USB connection.
SMARTNAV3 AT, SMARTNAV3 EG, & SMARTNAV3 BASIC
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 04/2009) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- The SmartNAV3 is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. The system offers a hands-free mouse alternative for navigating a computer using natural head or finger movement. The system provides cursor control by tracking a removable, reflective dot placed on the forehead, eyeglasses, hat or finger. A tracking device placed on the monitor uses infrared light to lock on to the reflective dot. Turning the head or aiming the finger causes the cursor to follow in real time. SmartNAV3 AT also includes a virtual (on-screen) keyboard, dwell clicking, and optional hand or foot switch input. Other features include user-defined scaling and smoothing settings, user-defined speed and smoothing settings, and the ability to create and save multiple user profiles. The package includes one SmartNAV3 unit, 26 reflective dots, two rings, installation software with electronic user’s manual, dwell clicking software, mounting clip, a Y breakout cable for switch input, and a quick-start guide. The SmartNAV3 EG does not offer dwell clicking or the virtual keyboard and includes a SmartNAV3 unit, 26 reflective dots, two rings, installation software with electronic user’s manual, a Y breakout cable for switch input, mounting clip, and a quick-start guide. The SmartNAV3 Basic includes a SmartNAV3 unit, 26 reflective dots, installation software with electronic user’s manual, mounting clip, and a quick-start guide. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers and Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows (Vista, XP, 2000, ME, or 98 SE) or Mac (OS9 or OSX); a Pentium 166 processor or better; five megabytes (MB) of free hard disk space; 16 MB RAM; and a USB connection.