- Simple to Use
- Faster Communication
- Physically Easy to Use
- Adjustable Angle
- Lightweight & Comfortable
- Standard or Switch Adapted
LOW TECH SOLUTIONS LASERS COMPARISON CHART
Simple & Intuitive:
The individual uses head movements to point the red laser dot to a letter, word or symbol on a paper communication board. The communication partner then says the item out loud.
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.
Lightweight & Comfortable
The portion of the device which clips onto a pair of eyeglasses weighs 1/4 of an oz, making it lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Standard Laser or Switch Adapted:
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.
AbleNet and Enabling Devices offer a wide variety of switches.
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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Our Favorite Adapted Laser Pointer
Low tech solutions laser pointers remain the best for many reasons. They utilize a ball joint so they can be easily adjusted for people who frequently change position. The "switch adopted" laser pointer enable a person to turn their own laser on are when they are ready with something to say and turn it off when they are finished. . The LowTech Solutions laser has a toggle built-in, so the laser remains on till tapped a second time. Others required as an external latching switch accessory. Finally the price is good. We purchase them frequently at our augmentative communication and assistive technology Lending Library and they are very reliable. Shipping is prompt