research and development

Mounted to wheelchair

August 25, 2016 LipSync Update: Mounting Refined

We’ve further refined our DIY (do-it-yourself) mounting set-up that used 3D printed clamps and arrow shafts to create something that looked like a microphone stand.

Assembled LipSync Prototype

August 18, 2016 LipSync Update: Assembled Prototype

Over the last few weeks, we have shown you 3D printed parts, the joystick, design plans, and the electronics, but one thing we haven’t had a chance to show you is an assembled prototype of the LipSync itself — you’ve seen the parts, but not the whole. Well, here’s a look.

LipSync Prototype board

August 11, 2016 LipSync Update: Bluetooth

Originally, the LipSync would just connect to the phone via USB. But one side effect of this, is that you would be dealing with the cord — say you wanted to put the LipSync a little farther from the phone, you would have to deal with the cord across your body. We needed a way to make the LipSync be able to connect to your phone wirelessly.

Side by side prototype

August 4, 2016 LipSync Update: Mounting

One of the big decisions we are currently working on right now is how do we mount the LipSync to wheelchairs (along with mounting the mobile device). There’s a lot of variables. Physically, you can’t add to the width of the wheelchair, and we’ve got to make sure our mount is safe for the user. But we’ve also got to consider the cost for both the user and maker, as well as practicality.

Attached joystick

July 28, 2016 LipSync Update: The Joystick

With the LipSync, the user is able to move their cursor and navigate around their smartphone using a mouthpiece instead of needing to use their hands or fingers. But how is this done? With a joystick.

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