Switch Activated Dispenser for PackagingBy Los, Roman Zarewych, Daniel Gilbert, Kim Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Proceedings of the RESNA '94 Annual Conference, Vol. 14
(Pages: 555-557) Publication Date: 1994
This article describes the design and construction of a system to enable students, who are severely mentally impaired, to operate a machine which dispenses packaging materials. The system was built using a 1940s vending machine, custom designed microprocessor controls and interfaces, and an ADAMLAB Lynx to provide auditory feedback. Operation is by means of a single switch, and the system can accommodate dual operators. Multiple mode feedback is provided. Photos show various aspects of the design.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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