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Tinkertron EMG Switch

The Tinkertron EMG Switch has arrived at Zyteq!

This switch senses the tiniest muscle movement or twitch to close a switch. This means a small movement can be used as a mouse click for computer access, as a switch input for speech generating devices, and as a control switch for power wheelchairs.  The Tinkertron switch senses the tiny signals which activate muscle. The sensor is connected directly on the muscle site which makes attachment simple. The sensor does not depend on motion so it remains in the proper position even as you move around.  

Available for trial (hire).

This uniquely designed, easy to use EMG switch device can be used as a mouse click for computer access, as a switch input for speech generating devices, and as a control switch for power wheelchairs. It’s small but has rapid response rates at 10ms! The Tinertron EMG Switch senses muscle activations and provides switch closure, threshold adjustment and comes with a standard 3.5mm connector to control switch activated devices. It also has a built-in digital signal processor that extracts intentional activations from weak muscles.

How it works

HOW DOES THE EMG SWITCH WORK?

By using tiny electrical impulses from muscle contractions, the EMG Switch is designed to detect and convert electromyographic (EMG) signals which are present on the skin through muscle activity in your body into electrical information that is processed and input into a special switch closure used to output/activate your assistive technology/device such as a wheelchair, keyboard, etc. The input to the EMG switch comes from cloth electrodes, which provides contact to the tiny signals on the surface of the skin.  The EMG switch continuously monitors the signal under the electrodes, and when the signal level exceeds a user adjustable threshold, a relay is energized providing an isolated switch closure output.

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.

User Guides

OPERATING MANUAL— PDF FILE, 140KB

QUICK-START-GUIDE — PDF FILE, 75KB

Supplied With:

EMG Switch System with Passive Leads:

  • Model E Switch Box
  • Shielded to SNAP sensor leads (2)
  • DIN to SNAP reference lead
  • Box 7665 BioTac Reference Electrodes  (please note electrodes generally need to be replaced daily)
  • Pkg Covidien H69P Cloth Electrode. (please note electrodes generally need to be replaced daily)
  • Wall Charger (Australian)
  • 3.5 mm Cable
  • Battery Pack Adapter Cable
  • Battery power pack (OPTIONAL)
  • Small 3.2”W x 1.3”H x 4.8”L enclosure — with rapid response rate 10ms
  • Senses muscle activations and provides switch closure
  • Simple threshold adjustment
  • Provides standard 3.5mm connector to control switch activated devices
  • Built in digital signal processing extracts intentional activations from weak muscles
  • Safe battery powered operation using standard external USB rechargeable battery packs
  • POWER: Powered by USB port or mains power using built in battery and wall power supply or external power pack (optional)
  • Compatible with readily available Ag/AgCl EMG patch electrodes
Part Code Part Name / Description Price GST
TT106

Tinkertron EMG Switch System with Passive Leads: Model E Switch Box, Shielded to SNAP sensor leads (2), DIN to SNAP reference lead, Box 7665 BioTac Reference Electrodes, Pkg Covidien H69P Cloth Electrode. Wall Charger, 3.5 mm Cable, Battery Pack Adapter Cable. Price includes postage, packaging and handling.

$2685 $0.00
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Hire to Trial
EMG-CH-1 EMG- Clinical Hire - 1 week

HIRE of Tinkertron EMG switch for evaluation.  7 days hire from date of delivery. This hire is a partnership between clinician and client/patient.
Hire online by credit card or Paypal. [$155] Postage both ways is included.  Electrodes for 7 days – included.  Device is returned, or can be purchased to keep. A quote can be provided with the hire fee of $100 discounted from the purchase price for purchase or provision of Purchase Order within 30 days. Clinician’s address should be nominated for delivery please.
Delivery Prices Included

$155 $0.00
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EMG-CH-2 EMG Clinical Hire - 2 weeks

HIRE of Tinkertron EMG switch for evaluation.  14 days hire from date of delivery. This hire is a partnership between clinician and client/patient.
Hire online by credit card or Paypal. [$280] Postage both ways is included.  Electrodes for 14 days – included.  Device is returned, or can be purchased to keep. A quote can be provided with the hire fee of $200 discounted from the purchase price for purchase or provision of Purchase Order within 30 days. Clinician’s address should be nominated for delivery please.
Delivery Prices Included

$280 $0.00
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