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 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.
EMG Switch System with Passive Leads:
|Part Code||Part Name / Description||Price||GST|
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.
|Replacement Items & Optional Accessories|
Repositionable Conductive Hydrogel electrode
Repositionable Conductive Hydrogel electrode - replacement multi pack (DETAILS TO FOLLOW)
Power Pack for EMG switch
Power Pack for EMG switch
|Hire to Trial|
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.
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.