CreateAbility Concepts, Inc.5610 Crawfordsville Rd, Suite 2401
Indianapolis, Indiana 46224
Telephone: 800-484-8401 or 317-484-8400.
Products manufactured by CreateAbility Concepts, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
EC4All is a voice output direct selection and symbolic communicator program designed for use by individuals with communication, cognitive, learning, developmental or speech disabilities, or autism. This application, or app, enables an Android phone or tablet computer to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking. EC4All is specifically designed to aid a person to communicate with emergency response personnel such as police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, and nurses. EC4All features a series of screens with labelled symbols relating to a person's health and safety. The user selects one or more symbols to build a sentence. When the sentence is complete, the user pressed the "play" icon (the standard arrow pointing right) to prompt the phone to speak the sentence using Android's text-to-speech capabilities. COMPATIBILITY: For use with the mobile telephones and tablet computers running the Android operating system. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Android 2.1 or later; "Text To Speech" must be enabled under "Accessibility" settings or "Voice Input and Output" settings.
SafetyNet is an emergency alert system and cognitive aid designed for people who have cognitive or developmental disabilities. The SafetyNet system consists of a base station and server; three electric current flow detection modules; three water flow detection modules; three open/closed sensors; and a wireless handheld personal digital assistant (PDA), which uses the Microsoft Pocket PC operating system. The electric current flow detection modules are placed in locations where they can detect if appliances are left on and transmit a signal to the base unit should they detect a potentially dangerous situations. Similarly, the water flow detection modules are attached to fixtures (such as toilets and sinks) that could be left running and overflow. The open/closed sensors are attached to doors (including refrigerator and oven doors that should be closed when not in use. The base unit utilizes wireless networking technology to transmit emergency messages to the PDA. In addition to receiving alerts from the remote modules, the base unit can be programmed with task lists and reminders that can be transmitted to the user at specific times of the day or when the detection modules sense a situation requiring action. The base unit can be connected to a computer for configuration. When the PDA receives an alert, it vibrates and flashes the display in a specific sequence depending on the nature of the alert or prompt, then displays a text message (or graphic) describing the situation or action to be taken. SafetyAlert includes setup guide (printed and on CD), color-coded cables, and free on-line support and software updates for one year. POWER: The sensor modules, base unit and PDA are battery-powered.
SoundAlert is an emergency alert system designed for people who are deaf or hard of hearing or have other communication disabilities. The SoundAlert system consists of a base station; two sound detection modules; one motion sensor module; and a wireless handheld personal digital assistant (PDA), which uses the Microsoft Pocket PC operating system. The sound detection modules are placed in locations where they can detect critical sounds (such as a fire alarm or door bell) and transmit a signal to the base unit. Similarly, the motion detector is placed in an area in which the user should be alerted should there be movement in the vicinity, and it signals the base unit when movement is detected. The base unit utilizes wireless networking technology to transmit emergency messages to the PDA. In addition to receiving alerts from the remote modules, the base unit can be integrated with other communication systems to receive alerts from the Emergency Broadcast System or other Internet sources for weather or news alerts. The base unit can be connected to a computer for configuration and for the download of information such as evacuation instructions. When the PDA receives an alert, it vibrates and flashes the display in a specific sequence depending on the nature of the alert, then displays a text message (or graphic) describing the alert. Evacuation information (as graphics or text) can be displayed to determine the best evacuation route. The user can use the PDA to communicate with emergency personnel via two-way instant text messages. The user can complete a form answering the standard 911 operator questions in advance that can be sent to the 911 operator as a text message. The SoundAlert system can also be set to send automatically an emergency outbound message alerting emergency services to situations such as falls or incapacitation. The PDA can be used as a communication device that will speak pre-recorded messages, such as "I'm deaf, but I can read lips. Where is the exit?" SoundAlert includes setup guide (printed and on CD) and free on-line support and software updates for one year. POWER: The sensor modules, base unit and PDA are battery-powered.
SSIMPLE is a switch adapted and voice activated cell phone designed for people with motor and severe physical disabilities. SSIMPLE, which is an acronym that stands for a "Speech and Switch Input Mobile Phone that Links Everyone," includes a cell phone loaded with software that enables the user to place and receive telephone calls and to send and receive text messages. The user controls the phone through switches or voice input modules that connect to a wireless universal switch interface that connects to the phone through two .125-inch RCA jacks. The software supports full auto-scanning and index/step scanning, and it features word prediction capability. All software is installed on a non-volatile SD card that is included. SSIMPLE includes a user manual, free on-line support and software updates for one year.
TalkingTags is an audible and voice output indoor navigation and orientation aid for people who are blind or have low vision. The Talking Tags system includes a base unit worn on the wrist like a watch and a set of 40 radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Each RFID tags can be associated with up to three pre-recorded messages that state what an item is, the item’s location, and how it is used prepared or combined with other item. When the user moves within a specified distance of the RFID tag, the base unit will speak the pre-recorded messages. All the RFID tags are reusable and can be used in a variety of environments. Ten of the tags are waterproof. The TalkingTags system also includes eight beeper tags that aid with orientation by making the base unit emit a beeping sound when the user is in close proximity. All software is pre-installed, and each user is provided with free access to the TalkingTags Database (TTDB), free on-line support and firmware updates for one year. A manual in Braille and on audio cassette and CD is provided. POWER: Battery-powered with a charging station. OPTIONS: An optional Barcode reader and barcode database is available to help transfer information referenced via an item's barcode to the TalkingTags description.