AAC Devices

FRS Custom Solutions
Forbes Rehab Services, has developed their own line of Custom Solutions for users with extended or specialized needs of Custom Solutions for users with extended or specialized needs. These products are developed by FRS using their 14 years of experience in the field. Please feel free to call 1-888-884-2190 for more information.

Augmentative Alternative Communication devices

Tobii I-12 and Tobii I-15
The company Tobii builds devices which use gaze interaction via a built in eye tracker which is specifically optimized for both children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, Rett, ALS or Stroke/Aphasia, who rely on an ACC Device to make their voices heard. The Tobii I-series units are sturdy, and can be used indoors and outside. Another great advantage of the I-series devices, is that they can be used in noisy environments and still work properly. The Tobii system allows you to connect with others via email, chat, and instant messaging as well.

LightWRITERs by Toby Churchill.
Are portable text-to-speech LightWRITERs, portable text-to-speech communication aids communication aids. Unique in having dual displays, one facing the user so he or she can see what is being typed, and a second outfacing display to allow communication in a natural face-to-face position. Are simple to use, yet very effective…just turn it on and type. The large, bright displays are easily seen by both the user and the listener(s). For clients with autism, laryngectomies, C.P., head injury, ALS, etc., the LightWRITER is small, lightweight, and attractive in any situation. LightWRITER SL35/BIG KEYS with its extra large keys, provides easy access for those with motoric or visual limitations. The LightWRITER SL35/BIG KEYS keyboard is arranged alphabetically making it an ideal starter unit for youngsters learning to spell or for individuals who can’t cope with the standard typewriter layout.

Dynavox Tech Devices
The 7-pound Dynavox dynamic display communication device features a 12-inch diagonal color display screen, which allows for more vocabulary to be displayed on a single page. This also benefits communicators with visual and fine motor impairments. A miniature DynaVox, the 3-pound DynaMyte Dynamyte dynamic display communication device is the only easy-to-carry device with powerful communication capabilities. Perfect for ambulatory communicators, DynaMyte comes with a handle and shoulder strap for easy carrying.

SpringBoard by Prentke Romich Company
A digitized speech, dynamic display product. A starting point for the child or adult just beginning the augmentative communication process. Compact and lightweight design. 7.5″ color, touch-screen display for ease of viewing and access. Access via direct selection, scanning or headpointing (with the optional Headpointing Access Module). Text display that allows the individual to see the word or phrase being spoken. A dynamic Activity Row for access to extended vocabulary. USB connectivity for use with headpointing systems requiring USB connection.

Pathfinder by Prentke Romich Company
A static keyboard plus a color dynamic display a powerful communications tool that features both a static keyboard plus a color dynamic display for a new generation of augmentative communication solutions. And it comes already set up with vocabulary, pictures, computer keyboard emulation and infrared controls.
The Pathfinder is lightweight (4.5lbs), compact and reliable. Its rugged construction allows it to be used every day in a variety of environments. Its battery life will provide over 10 hours of continuous use, more than enough for the most demanding operators.

Pathfinder can be accessed directly via the keyboard and touch screen display, through infrared head pointing or with switch-activated scanning (single and double switch and joystick options). Parameters can also be adjusted to create the most effective access to the device. Auditory prompts aid individuals with visual impairments. Pathfinder is also compatible with many other input products.

Vantage by Prentke Romich Company is the new dynamic dynamic display portable communication aid by Prentke Romich Co. display product created specifically for consumers who require a powerful and very portable communication aid. The vocabulary structure provided in UnityTM Enhanced makes customization of extended vocabulary, as well as vocabulary retrieval, easy. Vantage also employs the recently upgraded 4.0 operating system that includes Spelling and Word Prediction and makes system settings adjustments quick and easy.

Vantage Features:
· Full Color SVGA active matrix touch screen display.
· The UnityTM Enhanced vocabulary software.
· High quality dynamic display.
· Compact and lightweight design convenient to carry anywhere.
· Synthesized speech powered by DECtalk Software.
· Digitized speech capability.
· Built-in computer access and ECU controls.

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