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Modhose Loc-Line Mounts for Switches and Small Devices

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Modhose Loc-Line Mounts for Switches and Small Devices

The ModHose mounts offered by Zyteq are "off the shelf" Loc-line mounts which are ready to use for mounting switches or lightweight tablets to wheelchairs or furniture so that the item is positioned for the individual who will be using it. Components and kits are also offered so that the "off the shelf" mounts can be modified or divided into parts to form unique mounts.

The ModHose mounts offered by Zyteq are "off the shelf" Loc-Line mounts which are ready to use for mounting switches, iPads and lightweight tablets to wheelchairs or furniture so that the item is positioned correctly for the individual who will be using it. They can also be modified to hold cups or other items in the position required. Component Kits are also offered so that the "off the shelf" mounts can be modified or divided into parts to form unique mounts.  

Loc line is an industrial material which is flexible, strong and durable.  The ball and socket construction permits the mounting to be repositioned simply by bending the hose.  Over time the hose may lose its rigidity and then it is possible to remove the limp section and replace it with a new section if required.  Simillar to Flexzi mounts which are a different brand.

See iPad mounts for the options for iPads and lightweight tablets. (click to go to iPad Accessories)

As a mount for assistive technology it is probably best used as a temporary mount for assessment purposes or an interim mount while waiting for a more permanent mount.  It can also be very useful for people who change positions and may need the switch position to be frequently changed. With this opinion in mind, we do know that some of these mounts are in ongoing use as the day-to-day mount for an individual. 


Double Switch Mount Kit

Part code: MH90655

This popular kit is suited double head switch situations and the 182 cm (6ft)  kit provides enough length to customize.
To attach this mount to a wheelchair, shape it into two uprights and a cross peice to form a U-shape.  The lengths are then cable-tied to the wheelchair frame.
Pictured here with jelly bean switches (not included but available separately).

   

The kits includes:
• 182 cm (6ft) of Loc-Line 3/4” ID Hose
• 3” (7.6 cm) Mounting Disc
• 20 Reusable Cable Ties
• 2 Velcro® Hook and Loop Coin sets
• Pre-assembled


Single Switch Spring Clamp Arm Mount

This  is a unilateral mount which may be helpful solution for holding a switch or lightwieght item on a tray or platform.
The mount connects to the wheelchair, pushchair or furniture using a spring clamp.
Pictured here with Pikobutton (not included but available separately)

  
Includes Velcro for quick attachment.
• 2 Feet (60 cm) of Loc-Line 3/4” ID Hose
• 3” (7.6 cm) Mounting Disc
• Spring Clamp. The spring clamp opens to 5 cm (2 inches). Spring clamps make attaching to flat surfaces quick and easy
• Velcro® Hook and Loop Coin
• Pre-assembled


Single Switch Tube Clamp Mount

This  is a unilateral mount which may be helpful solution for holding a switch or lightwieght item on a tray or platform.

Includes Velcro for quick attachment.
• 2 Feet (60 cm) of Loc-Line 3/4” ID Hose
• 3” (7.6 cm) Mounting Disc
• TubeClamp. Suitable for 1" diameter tubing; easy tighten knob; double socket to reverse configuration; 
• Velcro® Hook and Loop Coin
• Pre-assembled


Single Switch Super Clamp Mount

This is a unilateral mount which may be helpful solution for holding a switch or lightwieght item on a tray or platform.
The super clamp provides a very sturdy anchor point for this mount.

Includes Velcro for quick attachment.
• 18 inches (45 cm) or 32 inches (60 cm) of Loc-Line 3/4” ID Hose (can be shortened)
• 3” (7.6 cm) Mounting Disc
• Super Clamp. Suitable for tubing; up to 5 cm diameter; easy tighten knob; double socket to reverse configuration; 
• Velcro® Hook and Loop Coin
• Pre-assembled


Small Plate - Single Arm - Spring Clamp Mount - 30 cm

Part code: 110321

This is a unilateral mount which may be helpful solution for holding a lightwieght item on the supplied plate, or using dual lock to adhere an additional plate.
This will not have the stability of the dual-arm and is suited to lightweight devices only. Supplied 30mm (1 foot) of loc-line,  with 2 x 2 inch strips of dual lock (2 sets)

 


Small Plate - Single Arm - Spring Clamp Mount - 60 cm

Part code: 110341

This is a unilateral mount which may be helpful solution for holding a lightwieght item on the supplied plate, or using dual lock to adhere an additional plate.
This will not have the stability of the dual-arm and is suited to lightweight devices only. Supplied 60mm (2 foot) of loc-line,  with 2 x 2 inch strips of dual lock (2 sets). 

 


Small Plate - Double Arm - Spring Clamp Mount

Part code: 113161

This is a bilateral mount which may be helpful solution for holding a lightwieght item on the supplied plate, or using dual lock to adhere an additional plate.
The two arms provide additional stability for this mount.  Supplied with 2 x 2 inch strips of dual lock (2 sets)


iPad mount

The Ipad mount utilises the Loc-line and clamps, with a dual support.
Please read more under iPad Accessories
Mount plates available for all models (excluding iPad Mini)
The new ModHose holder may also suit lightweight android or Windows 8 tablets.

Kits

Using the following items the above kits can be changed or adapted further or you can make your own mounts.
See the web page on the available kits. (click here to go to ModHose Loc-Line kits)

Tips and tricks

These systems are industrial components which have a wide range of uses.  Their use in Assistive Technology should be viewed in the context of the wider range of mounts offered in the field.  These mounts are quick to set-up and use; easy to change by hand.  These points may be positive or negative depending on the mounting situation.  Positioning of a switch to within a millimetre may be essential in some cases.  The positioning of these mounts relies on set-up by a knowledgeable person. 

Tips for Mounting to a Wheelchair?

Make sure you have a long enough length of Loc-Line for the mount. If required, more length it is easy to add more with the segments. If using cable ties, attaching the Loc-Line both vertically and horizontally every few centimetres as this will prevent swiveling. Make sure that you are not blocking any moveable parts of the chair. 

Using the ModHose kits for Switches?

Placement suggestions depending on the individual's abilities and preferences:

  • Vertically aligned and positioned parallel to either side of the head
  • Positioned for activation by a hand movement
  • Vertically aligned and positioned parallel to knee
  • At 90 degrees positioned directly in front of knee
  • Angled and situated behind elbow
  • be sure that thew switch is padded or soft enough not to cause the user any damage if hit accidentally.

Making it less flexible.

Linda Burkhart has extensive experience in using Loc-line mounts and adapting them.  She finds that filling a segment with hot glue and then inserting a length of solid wire or a length of pipe, then plugging the end, can help the Loc-line hold position. View Linda's instructions (PDF Download)

Supplied with (depending on mountselected):

  • dual lock
  • instructions
  • Velcro discs

Some assembly required for some mounts

A range of extras are available including tools, loc-line segments and mounting plates.

Please go the the Kits section for components. (click to go to Kits)

Part Code Part Name / Description Price GST
Single Switch & Small Device Holders
MH90667 ModHose Single Switch Holder - Spring Clamp 60cm

ModHose Loc-line Clamp with mounting Disc,  (SPRING clamp) unilateral mounting kit, with 1 x mounting discs, 60 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, spring clamp, 1 x Velcro coin sets, pre-assembled. 
Delivery Included in Pricing

$177 $0.00
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MH90750-90650 ModHose Single Switch Holder - Tube Clamp 60cm

ModHose Loc-line Tube Clamp with mounting Disc (tube clamp),  unilateral mounting kit, with 1 x mounting discs, 60 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, tubeclamp, 1 x Velcro coin sets, pre-assembled. (PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU REQUIRE THE TUBE CLAMP OR THE OTHER OPTION - SPRING CLAMP - see images to clarify)
Delivery Included in Pricing

$245.00 $0.00
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MH-SM-SC45 ModHose Single Switch Holder - Super Clamp 45 cm

ModHose Loc-line Clamp with mounting Disc,  (SUPER clamp) unilateral mounting kit, with 1 x mounting discs, 45 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, super clamp, 1 x Velcro coin sets, pre-assembled
Delivery Included in Pricing

$233 $0.00
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MH-SM-SC60 ModHose Single Switch Holder - Super Clamp 60cm

ModHose Loc-line Clamp with mounting Disc,  (SUPER clamp) unilateral mounting kit, with 1 x mounting discs, 60 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, super clamp, 1 x Velcro coin sets, pre-assembled
Delivery Included in Pricing

$263 $0.00
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MH-SM-SP30 ModHose Single Switch Holder - Spring Clamp 30 cm

ModHose Loc-line Clamp with mounting plate (4 x 6 inch),  (SPRING clamp) unilateral mounting kit 30 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, spring clamp, pre-assembled.
Delivery Included in Pricing

$166 $0.00
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MH-SM-SP60 ModHose Single Switch Holder - Spring Clamp 60cm

ModHose Loc-line Clamp with mounting plate (4 x 6 inch),  (SPRING clamp) unilateral mounting kit 60 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, spring clamp, pre-assembled.
Delivery Included in Pricing

$216 $0.00
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Double Switch and Small Device Holders
MH90655 ModHose Switch Holder - double - 182cm

ModHose Loc-line double disc mounting kit, with 2 x mounting discs, 182 cm of 3/4 inch Loc-line, 20 reusable cable-ties, 2 x Velcro coin sets, pre-assembled.
Delivery Included in Pricing

$273 $0.00
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113161 Small Plate - Double Arm - Spring Clamp Mount

Small Plate - Double Arm - Spring Clamp Mount with 2 sets of 2 inch dual lock strips
Delivery Included in Pricing

$230 $0.00
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Accessories and Kits (see web page for ModHose Kit components)
MH7004 ModHose Assembly Tool

ModHose Loc-line accessory - Assembly Tool. (including postage and packaging)
Delivery Included in Pricing

$63 $0.00
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MH-acc ModHose Accessories Kit

ModHose Loc-line accessories kit - 2 x mounting disc with Loc-Line connector; 1 x assembly tool, 2 x Spring clamp with integrated 3/4 inch Loc-line connector
Delivery Included in Pricing

$133 $0.00
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MH-kit Modhose locline kit

Modhose kit including loc-line (182 cm/6 feet, 2 x 3 inch switch discs, 1 x 4x6 inch rectangular mount plate, 4 x spring clamps, 4 x double socket, 2 x Y fitting, 25 cable ties, 2 velcro coin sized, 3m dual lock 2 x 2 inch strip pairs, 1 x assembly tool)
Delivery Included in Pricing

$483 $0.00
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MH-TU Modhose - top up for kit

Top-up components for your Modhose kit::  4 x spring clamps,  4 x 3 inch disc switch holders, 2 rectangular mount plates, 4 x double sockets, 2 x Y- fittings and 6 feet loc line
Delivery Included in Pricing

$405 $0.00
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