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Kinetic

Kinetic

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For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Short Description

Kinetic is an interactive input device or switch interface building on the principles of kinesthetic learning. The product contains a gyroscope which is able to determine its orientation and send this information wirelessly either to an iPad or one of Pretorian's SimplyWorks receivers. It is also able to determine when it is tapped or moved in a particular direction.

Additional Info

More Details

* Kinetic may be used for many different activities, for example, place the unit in a soft play cube and link it either to Smooth Talker or Smooth Talker AAC app and a different message plays as each face of the cube is turned uppermost. Use a soft play cube with pockets on all sides and it is possible to make the messages match the images you insert into the pockets.

* You could use images of animals (and their corresponding noises), shapes, textures, colours or use it as a speaking dice.

* Kinetic also has a Find-Me activity where the therapist asks that the user finds a particular image on the cube. When they successfully find it, they receive a 'reward' such as a clip of their favourite music. Find-Me-Sequence activity builds on this principle by asking the user to find all six images in turn.

* Kinetic can also be made to be a soft switch when inserted in a soft play shape and is suitable for sensory rooms. It can be made to turn on toys and mains electrical devices through the SimplyWorks range.

* Visit the supplier's webpage for more activity ideas.

Activities
* Dice - Plays a message relevant to the face that's turned uppermost. Use with a soft play cube.
* Find-Me - Gives a reward output for finding the correct face. Use with a soft play cube.
* Find-Me-Sequence - Gives a reward output for each face requested, in turn. Use with a soft play cube.
* Dice-as-a-Switch - Gives a switch output each time the dice is turned to a new face. Use with a soft play cube.
* Tap/Catch - Gives a switch output each time it is tapped (or caught in a throw and catch situation).
* Tilt/Float - Gives a switch output each time the unit is tilted beyond 30deg. Can be used as a tilting switch either in a soft play cube or placed in a waterproof box to be used as a float switch in a hydrotherapy pool.

Other Features
* Wireless operation either over SimplyWorks or Bluetooth (for iPad).
* Built in lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
* Automatic power-off to conserve battery life.
* Programmable for Activity and output Function.

Considerations

* Two versions are available:
1. Kinetic for iPad - For use with Smooth Talker AAC app, for playing music or videos clips, creating alternative access options and unique learning activities where iPad is used, choose Kinetic for iPad.

2. Kinetic for SimplyWorks - If using it with Smooth Talker hardware or to switch on and off 'real world' devices such as toys and mains appliances, choose Kinetic for SimplyWorks.

Place Of Manufacture

Pretorian, UK

Models And Options

Models

There are two versions:
* Kinetic for iPad
* Kinetic for SimplyWorks

Dimensions

Specification Standard
Height Unknown
Length Unknown
Range (mtr) Unknown
Weight (gms) Unknown
Width Unknown

Additional Dimensions

* Compatibility...... Kinetic for iPad - iOS devices (iOS7 or higher)
* Connection...... Bluetooth
* Battery Type........built-in rechargeable via USB

Requirements

Standards

Standards
Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information about standards also see
http://at-aust.org/home/assistive_technology/standards.html

TGA
Many of the items on the Assistive Technology Australia website are categorised as a Medical Device. Medical devices that are approved for use in Australia have been entered into a national database called the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which is maintained by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). You can ask the supplier for the ARTG number for the device you wish to purchase and search the ARTG for the entry. To access information on the ARTG visit www.tga.gov.au

When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.

Additional Images

Kinetic In Use

Suppliers

Communicate AT
Office 601, Storage King Build
6/93-99 South Creek Rd
Dee Why
NSW 2099
Australia
Sales: 02 9971 0409
Fax: 02 9972 3879
Contact Person: Adam Lynn
Email: admin@communicateAT.com.au
Website: http://www.communicateAT.com.au

Disclaimer

Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.