- Simple to Use
- Faster Communication
- Physically Easy to Use
- Adjustable Angle
- Lightweight & Comfortable
- Standard or Switch Adapted
Check out the Product Videos (on the tab above), to get a sense of how simple and quick communication with the laser can be.
A laser can allow a person to point to a larger communication board with many more 'targets' than they might be able physically access on a high tech device. This allows some people to use a core vocabulary system. Core vocabulary words are the most frequently used words in the English language (words like 'the', 'and', 'he', 'she', 'how'.) Using core vocabulary can significantly speed up communication.
Our laser uses a Class II laser module (the lowest powered visible laser available). A Class II laser is considered safe for normal operation. More on laser safety.
Physically Easy to Use:
A laser goes exactly where you point it. It always travels in a straight line. Unlike a head mouse or an eye gaze system, the user never needs to "re-calibrate" the laser. The distance between the laser and the board can also significantly magnify head movement. (The farther away the board, the less the person has to move their head.)
The laser is on a small adjustable arm. Throughout the day, when the person using the laser changes the position (for example, reclining in a power chair), the angle of the laser pointer can be adjusted up, down, left and right.
The communication partner can turn the laser on and off, using the
(This is designed to be turned on and off by the communication
Switch Adapted Laser:
This allows the person with the disability to independently turn the laser on and
off using an ability switch. (The laser does not come with a switch.)
A switch is required to turn the laser on and off.
2. Another option is to rent a laser to try it out.
We also offer a linited inventory of laser seconds for $109.99. These lasers are in perfect working condition, but with slight cosmetic imperfections. Seconds are covered under the standard 6 month warranty. (Seconds only available when in stock.)
WarrantyHEAD MOUNTED LASER WARRANTY WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER? The warranty covers any defects or malfunctions in the laser pointer itself. Problems caused by abuse or misuse are not covered (for example, torn wires or a crushed battery box.) HOW LONG DOES THE COVERAGE LAST? Laser pointers are covered under warranty for 6 months from the date of delivery. Low Tech Solutions will replace or repair any defective or malfunctioning part at no charge. Shipping to send products Low Tech Solutions is not covered. Any modifications to the laser void the warranty. HOW TO GET SERVICE: Please contact Low Tech Solutions by email or phone for a Return Authorization Number. (Please do not send items back without a return authorization number.)
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Laser Pointer w Simple Core Vocabulary Board
A demonstration- using a laser pointer with a simple core voca...
Temporary Vocabulary for a Low Tech Communication Board
A demonstration of a dry erase board being used to "store" tem...
Laser Pointer for Low Tech AAC w/ Large Communication Board
A demonstration of a head mounted laser pointer as one possibl...
Low Tech Communication and Interdependence
An example of interdependence while using low tech communicati...
Multimodal Augmentative Communication- Connie.wmv
A person with ALS using multiple different methods in order to...
Switch Adapted Laser for communication
Switch Adapted Laser Pointer. Press the switch one time and th...
I actually use this as a training tool to hit my target consistently when I practice my bowling as well as a tool I use when I coach. Works great as I can shut It off after every shot.
The laser have given my wife the ability to communicate her thoughts clearly and in her own words. The laser has brought many smiles back into our family
I help craft communication solutions for people affected by ALS and this adjustable glasses-mounted laser, combined with one of LTS's posters, is a common, super-simple effective strategy for many. The zig-zag clip holds the laser on firmly, and the rotating ball allows for lots of flexibility for resting laser placement. I've bought dozens of these. Truly a useful communication tool.
We are creating speech tool kits for the Care Services Team at the ALS Assoc Greater Chicago Chapter. This product will make a great addition to our kit. Margaret was extremely knowledgeable about her products and had excellent recommendations based on our needs.
I got this laser for my husband who has ALS. He has a talking communication device, but he wasn't using it... it was very slow and cumbersome for him. He has gotten very fast using the laser and his AlphaCore board. Very grateful
In March of 2017 my husband suffered a catastrophic brain stem stroke that left him unable to communicate verbally or move any part of his body voluntarily. At the young age of 40, my husband found himself trapped in his body with a fully functioning mind. Due to an extraordinary Occupational Therapist at Rusk Institute, my husband was introduced to this low tech laser. It was life changing during his darkest times. This laser allowed my husband to use his newly aquired motor skills in his head and neck to point to letters and words on a letter board and speak his mind. He began expressing his thoughts, needs, and concerns. It opened up communication between his therapy team, doctors, family and most importantly his children! Thank you Low Tech Solutions. You gave my husband a voice again!!
my son needed this quickly (ALS). his glasses are broken, so we attached it to a visor. attaching it to a headband (plastic, ear to ear) works the best. he has become a chatty kathy. he even uses the light to shine on his laptop so we can help him use mail, facebook, twitter. it's been a god send. also, margaret cotts got it into the mail immediately, and has been very helpful.
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Hi, Margaret, I came to the computer to write you a thank you for your excellent products and service. Right down to the packaging, you and your business are just top notch. We delivered the communication board and laser light to the PALS yesterday. This man had been struggling for over a year with a Tobii and eye gaze. After major efforts and major frustration, the products from you folks put the biggest smile on his face. It was immediate. He was able to use it with us within a minute of getting set up. He could not thank us enough. We cannot thank you enough.